Entries Tagged as 'Restaurants'
February 28th, 2014 by Laura
Grub is opening its kitchen this Monday, March 3rd for a Lahi pop-up hosted by Chefs Irbille and Justin from the Aragona.
The pop-up will showcase modern Filipino cuisine; Lahi (LaHe) in Tagalog “represents lineage, ancestry, a people, a tribe. It speaks about the terroire, the land we are from and the land we now call home as 3rd generation.”
The pop-up opens its doors at 5pm on Monday, and there is open seating with no reservations. First-come, first-served, and here’s what you can get either as a 5-course tasting menu ($40) or a la carte selections:
Lahi Pop Up Menu
1st Course: Sinigang 6
Tamarind soup + glass noodles + longanisa dumpling
2nd Course: Pinakbet 10
Garlic prawns +hearts of palm + watercress + kalrabi +anchovy sauce
3rd Course: Kare Kare 12
Braised beef cheek + eggplant + kabocha squash + peanut sauce + shrimp gel
4th Course: Dinuguan 12
Braised pork tongue +currants + calamansi tapioca + pickled sweet peppers + blood sauce
5th Course: Ube 8
Yam pound cake + yam ice cream + burnt coconut + spiced chocolate dirt + pistachios
Tags: Grub, pop-up
January 30th, 2014 by Laura
If you’re a fan of Dick’s Drive-In’s burgers, fries, and shakes, and want to help celebrate with live music, mark your calendars. This Friday, January 31st, the Queen Anne location will be hosting the final 60th Anniversary celebration, with live music by the British Beats from 7pm to 9:30pm.
The restaurant will also announce the Dick’s Deluxe Fan winner at the Queen Anne party, and it’ll be serving 10 cent Cokes all day Friday at all locations.
Tags: anniversary, Dick's Drive-In
January 29th, 2014 by Laura
Early this month, a sign was up in the window of the EXPO Apartment buildings stating that Roaring Bowl was “hiring” – well, the new shabu shabu spot quietly opened its doors last night at 516 1st Ave N.
The new Asian-inspired restaurant focuses on shabu shabu, and also offers Gamjatang and Robota grill. Roaring Bowl’s shabu shabu provides diners with an interactive experience, where they cook thin slices of meats, seafood, and/or vegetables in a hot broth at their table, seasoning the soup to their tastes.
Roaring Bowl has an open kitchen concept with three main menu concepts – in addition to shabu shabu, they’ll also serve Gamjatang, a spicy Korean pork bone soup, and Robota Grill, where chefs grill and serve chicken kushiyaki style, Korean kalbi (beef short ribs), and tograshi brined pork belly.
Owned by Northwest native Sean Kaywood, the restaurant will serve high quality, seasonally sourced local ingredients such as wild salmon, kurobota pork belly, and Painted Hills beef. Kaywood’s travels in Asia inspired him to bring the flavors of Japan, Korea, and China to his new restaurant.
Roaring Bowl will be open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, with one hour of complimentary parking available at the EXPO Building.
Tags: business opening
January 19th, 2014 by Laura
If you’ve walked by the EXPO Apartments building lately, you’ve likely seen the sign for Agave Cocina & Tequilas along the 1st Ave N side of the building (along with a note for Roaring Bowl – more on them soon).
Owner Federico Ramos says the family owned and operated restaurant will be opening in early summer – they’re shooting for a May 2014 grand opening.
The Lower Queen Anne/Uptown location will be the third Agave in the area. Other locations are in the Issaquah Highlands and Redmond Town Center. You can check out their fare online, and note, they’ll be serving tequila and cocktails too.
According to Ramos, Agave serves contemporary Mexican cuisine, and they use fresh natural ingredients (organic when possible), with no preservatives, trans-fats or lard. Agave makes all of its food from scratch, including sauces, fillings, tortillas, and guacamole, and many of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails are made with fresh juices and purees.
The Agave family is looking forward to opening its third location in Queen Anne, just in time for summer!
Tags: Agave, business opening
January 7th, 2014 by Laura
Over the holidays, a reader wrote in to ask about Sam’s Sushi – Sam’s is closed and a sign is up in the window announcing “The Golden Olive” coming soon.
Nothing is coming up in business or liquor license applications for the new Mediterranean restaurant. All we know at this point is that it’ll replace Sam’s at 521 Queen Anne Ave N sometime this month (January).
The Sam’s awning and signage is still up, so an educated guess on “when” would be late January.
If you know anyone at The Golden Olive, let us know.
Tags: business closure, business opening
November 28th, 2013 by Laura
A reader tipped us to a change at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N last night – not sure how I missed this one, but the signage must have just gone up or I was totally oblivious when I walked by the other day (possible when you have a hyper puppy in tow)… Local French restaurant Portage is now Cioppino Ristorante Italiano.
Searches are turning up pretty much nothing on the new spot; the sign is up, but the menu in the window is still Portage’s last menu (and, it’s Thanksgiving, so no one is around as you can see in the photo).
According to a November 2nd post on Portage’s Facebook page, the owners “are moving on to a new venture in Fremont on 36th street this winter. Portage has a new owner who will continue to satisfy your foie gras fix.”
Stay tuned for more info on what looks to be a new Italian spot on Upper Queen Anne!
Tags: business opening, Cioppino, Italian restaurant, Portage
October 8th, 2013 by Laura
It’s that time again, Seattle Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, October 13. There are actually two weeks of dining specials at participating restaurants – October 13-17 and October 20-24.
Participating restaurants offer 3 course dinners for $28 (some also have 3 course lunches for $15) at more than 160 local restaurants – and 12 of them are on Queen Anne.
Restaurant Week reservations fill up fast, so start booking your spots. You can make your reservations for any of the following Queen Anne restaurants online. The links below will take you to the individual restaurant pages so you can check out the menus in advance and make your reservations:
Betty Restaurant & Bar
Crow Restaurant & Bar
How to Cook a Wolf
Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge
Ponti Seafood Grill
The Melting Pot
Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge
Additional restaurants outside of our neighborhood are listed on the Seattle Restaurant Week web site, where you can also search and sort by neighborhood. Happy eating!
Tags: Seattle Restaurant Week
August 24th, 2013 by Laura
It’s still summery, so Rose wines really fit the bill for an afternoon or evening outside or with light summer veggie fare from the Queen Anne Farmers Market. What a better way to indulge and help out our QAFM than to try a new Rose created by Canlis that benefits QAFM?
The new label was created by Canlis specifically to benefit our independent, non-profit market. Canlis’ wine program recently won its seventeenth consecutive Wine Spectator Grand Award, placing it in the top 50 wine lists of the world. Canlis Sommelier, Nelson Daquip, selected this Rose for its tradition as a celebratory summer wine.
According to Maria College, co-founder and Director of QAFM:
“We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the Canlis Family and to Canlis Sommelier, Nelson Daquip, for their continued support and generosity. Every week we celebrate Washington’s agricultural abundance and we are thrilled that we can also showcase our state’s proud tradition as the second largest wine-producing region in the country.”
The new Rose is available for purchase at local wine merchant McCarthy & Shiering, at the corner of McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N. The wine shop is offering it at a reasonable price point of $13.99 per bottle. Stop by today to pick up a bottle and enjoy the last weeks of summer!
Tags: QAFM, Queen Anne Farmer's Market, Wine
August 21st, 2013 by Laura
Local Queen Anne restaurant Grub just turned one – and in addition to the one-year anniversary celebration, the restaurant has also been in the spotlight on Evening Magazine.
The Tuesday edition of the local news show featured Grub owner Sharon Fillingim and her daughter, cooking up some of Grub’s biscuits and jam. Click on the image below to watch the video and see how Grub came up with its kids menu.
Tags: Evening Magazine, Grub
August 16th, 2013 by Laura
Local cupcake purveyor Cupcake Royale is opening its 7th Seattle location right here on Queen Anne. The new shop will be opening in the old Pasta & Co. location at 1935 Queen Anne Ave N by mid-September.
The Queen Anne location will have the usual Cupcake Royale fare such as cupcakes, ice cream, shakes, and sundaes. But, to make it stand out a bit, the Queen Anne location will have a different look and a 12-seat communal table – likely what I saw marked out in blue tape when I peeked through the windows last week, tipped by a delivery notice on the door.
The communal table will be ideal for Sprinkle parties and after school crowd gatherings, plus the shop will feature a sprinkle bar for kids, a bakeshop visible from the café so you can watch cupcakes-in-the-making, and the large roll-top garage doors will provide an indoor/outdoor experience perfect for QAFM days. For coffee lovers, Cupcake Royale Queen Anne will feature one of the first pulled Stumptown Cold Brew coffee taps in Seattle.
According to Cupcake Royale founder and owner Jody Hall:
“We couldn’t be more excited about this store opening. Not only is Queen Anne a neighborhood that we have always loved that just feels right for us, but the community is perfect for us. Our spot on the Avenue lends itself well to the community aspect from the farmers market, the after school hangout, the proximity to the parks, community center and pool; the proximity to many lovely shopkeepers, even those who enjoy a stroll on the street and nearby parks, or are looking for a quiet spot to grab a cup of coffee and call the café their office for the morning.”
The new shop is slated to open in mid-September, so you can expect them to roll up the glass doors that face Crockett St on Queen Anne Farmers Market days, which run all the way through October 31st.
If this news makes your sweet tooth ache, fret not, prior to opening, the Cupcake Royale ice cream cart will be out front on Thursdays through Sundays from noon to around 7pm. You’ll be able to get ice cream, ice cream sammies, cupcakes and Stumptown Cold Brew, holding you over ‘til cupcakes fill the cases in September!
Tags: Cupcake Royale
August 13th, 2013 by Laura
Local Queen Anne restaurant Grub is turning one-year old – and you can help celebrate the happy occasion.
Grub is hosting a one-year anniversary celebration this Saturday, August 17th with an all-day happy hour, plus special appetizers and cocktails from 5pm-10pm. Grub will open its doors for brunch at 8am, and you can get brunch items until 3pm. Then, the dinner menu kicks in at 5pm.
And, to get the place hopping, Funk Fire Five, a Latin Fusion, Brazilian Jazz, and New Orleans Funk band that features Queen Anne resident Jose Gude. All ages welcome in Grub’s dining area and patio during the performance.
Owner Sharon Fillingim is happy to be celebrating the milestone, and credits Queen Anne residents for helping reach it: “Thank you QA residents for supporting Grub, we’re looking forward to another successful year!”
Stop by Grub at 7 Boston St for happy hour specials, food, music, and fun this Saturday, and wish them a happy anniversary!
Tags: anniversary, celebration
August 6th, 2013 by Laura
You may recall our post back in May about a new craft beer and woodfired pizza place opening on Roy St – well, the time has come, The Masonry will open its doors to the public this Thursday.
Owner Matt Storm let us know about the restaurant’s opening last week, but I was sidelined by a nasty migraine. Back up and running now, so consider this the notice of a new business opening, which is always reason to celebrate!
Per our May post, Matt and team are keeping the menu will small, with offerings varying based on what chef Lucas Neve finds fresh and in-season. The Masonry will feature a craft beer bar with a rotating selection. In addition to selling bottles, The Masonry will also fill growlers to go. Plus, for those whose tastes tend toward the grape, there’ll be a couple of house wines and a selection of bottles from wineries that are “great and often overlooked”.
You can check out the Masonry starting this Thursday, stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Tags: craft beer, growlers, pizza, The Masonry