Entries Tagged as 'Restaurants'
October 12th, 2014 by Laura
It’s that time again, Restaurant Week begins next Sunday, October 19th. The week is actually 10 days, running Sunday through Thursday the weeks of October 19th and October 26th (October 19-23 and 26-30).
Specially priced Restaurant Week menus take Fridays and Saturdays off, but during the week, you can get 3-course dinners for $30 and $15 two-course lunches at those restaurants open for lunch.
As with weeks past, the Seattle Times site has restaurants searchable by neighborhood or by type of meal (e.g. lunch, dinner). Here are the participating Queen Anne restaurants:
Agave Cocina & Tequilas
Betty Restaurant & Bar
Crow Restaurant & Bar
Melting Pot- Seattle
Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge
Ponti Seafood Grill
Roaring Bowl Restaurant
Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge
You can make reservations online. Please note that drinks, tax, and tip are not included in the price.
Updated to add Crow to the list (doesn’t come up in the neighborhood search).
Tags: Restaurant Week
October 8th, 2014 by Laura
You may have seen the Seattle Cookie Counter blue and white VW van at Ken’s Market in the past few months. Now, the vegan ice cream sandwich truck has found a regular Queen Anne spot at the Upper Queen Anne Umpqua Bank parking lot.
You can get ice cream sandwiches, hand pies, and cookies every Wednesday at Umpqua Bank from noon to 6pm (hint: they’re there now).
Everything from Seattle Cookie Counter is dairy free and vegan, and they also have gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options. You can check out their wares on their Facebook page, or stop by Umpqua Bank today at 1630 Queen Anne Ave N or any future Wednesday.
Tags: food truck, ice cream, ice cream truck
October 4th, 2014 by Laura
Bustle Caffe isn’t a new addition to Queen Anne, but their new breakfast menu is a new option for early morning meals.
The coffee spot that opened in 2009 has long had lunch sandwiches available to go along with your beverage choices, and now you can grab breakfast too.
The new breakfast menu features made to order breakfast sandwiches, and waffles will be on the menu in about two weeks. Here’s the sandwich line-up:
Bustle is busy recipe testing to get ready for the waffle launch. No definite waffle menu yet, but Bustle’s current waffle thinking is along these lines: caramelized white and brown sugar, nutella, banana and whip cream, and bacon-bit-berry compote. They may also make some breakfast sandwiches with waffles.
Enjoy the new breakfast addition to the top of Queen Anne, stop by Bustle at the corner of 6th Ave W and McGraw to check it out.
Updated to add the breakfast sandwich menu, enjoy!
Tags: breakfast, Bustle Caffe, waffles
August 4th, 2014 by Laura
Back in April, we posted the news that Zeek’s Pizza would be opening an Upper Queen Anne location. We were tipped by a reader who saw the liquor license application on the Seven Hills building window.
It’s been a few months now, but work is kicking into high gear at the 1919 Queen Anne Ave N spot. A fence is up around the construction area and a temporary sign is up.
According to a tweet from Zeek’s, we can expect them to start serving pies at Seven Hills in September:
Start checking your weekly junk mailers for Zeek’s coupons – if they have an expiry date of September or later, you can save them for the new location!
Tags: business opening, Zeek's Pizza
July 29th, 2014 by Laura
Summer weather continues, it’s a great time to get out on your bike! And, with the Spoke & Food event, you can ride your bike to dinner tonight (Tuesday, July 29) and have 20% of your bill go to a local non-profit that rotates each year.
Spoke & Food has partnered with Seattle restaurants for the event, with the host restaurants donating 20% of their evening’s revenues to Outdoors for All Foundation – a non-profit that provides instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities. The organization’s programs “encourage and enable more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities to exercise their abilities outdoors.”
Grub is the only Queen Anne restaurant on the list, so grab your bike and head to Grub tonight. Additional Seattle restaurants are listed on the event’s web site.
Tags: cycling, fundraising, Spoke & Food
July 19th, 2014 by Laura
We first posted about the old Emmer & Rye building becoming a new family Mexican restaurant back in May.
There’s been a lot of work done to the building’s exterior – paint, building décor, and a giant rooster in the courtyard. Now, there’s a sign for Nana’s, a family Mexican restaurant.
According to a Craigslist posting for jobs (they’re hiring from front of house to kitchen), the restaurant hit a few delays and is now set to open August 6th.
The previous May listing for open positions described the restaurant as “traditional Mexican food with accents of American fare. We will be working with family handed down recipes and new food concepts.”
The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-9pm with breakfast service on the weekends. Assuming no more unexpected delays, we’ll be able to welcome a new restaurant to the long-vacant Emmer & Rye building at 1825 Queen Anne Ave N next month.
Tags: new business, restaurant
July 16th, 2014 by Laura
On June 28th a tweet from The Book Bindery said farewell after 4 years. The French-inspired restaurant near the Ship Canal closed up shop as its owners, Michael and Sumi Almquist, decided to move on to another venture. They’re retaining ownership and have brought chef Nico Borzee on board for a new restaurant concept, Hommage.
The restaurant is now undergoing renovations as Borzee prepares to open Hommage in August.
According to a profile of Borzee published today by Eater Seattle, he’s planning to open a restaurant with a broad-ranging Mediterranean influence – from Italy to North Africa to Greece – that focuses on using local ingredients.
Previously at Artusi, Borzee started cooking at age 15 and has an impressive resume. With Hommage, he’s working with the Almquists to bring a new dining experience to the Book Bindery location.
According to Borzee, “The menu will change regularly. It will rotate, but we will probably have the same bases so we’re not changing it completely. But yes, I think it will change a lot. Maybe every week, some dishes every day.”
You can read more about Hommage in Eater’s interview with Borzee online.
Tags: Book Bindery, Hommage, new restaurant
July 3rd, 2014 by Laura
You may have noticed the mini-storefront at Grub over the past week or so. Dimples, a new waffle and juice pop up, had a soft opening this morning at the storefront.
Dimples is operating out of Grub’s kitchen window, and will be open 9am-noon Tuesdays through Fridays. The mastermind behind it hopes the spot will last longer than most pop ups and become a permanent fixture.
Smoothies will be coming soon, in the meantime, here’s the menu:
- Liege waffle with bacon, brie, basil, and apricot reserves
- Liege waffle with Nutella, bananas, and whipped cream
- Green juice of daikon, basil, apple and cucumber
- Red juice of beet, orange, celery, and ginger
Tags: Dimples, juice, pop-up, smoothies, waffles
July 2nd, 2014 by Laura
Back in May, we put out the call for diners who wanted to enjoy a meal at Grub and get their 15 minutes of fame at the same time. The local restaurant was filmed for an episode of Check Please! Northwest, a local KCTS 9 show that features Seattle-area restaurants based on viewer suggestions.
Grub’s debut on Check, Please! Northwest airs tomorrow, Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:30pm on KCTS 9. It’s featured along with Bellevue’s Din Tai Fung and Bothell’s Preservation Kitchen.
Grub’s grub featured on the show
Photo Courtesy of Check Please! Northwest
How was Grub selected? Radio host Rachel Belle recommended Grub, citing an obsession with the restaurant’s “Imperial Mix-Up”. According to Rachel, “You can’t stop eating it.”
Set your television recording device for Thursday at 7:30pm – or watch the episode online after the broadcast. You can also follow the show on Facebook to see what’s up next – and, if you want to nominate another Queen Anne restaurant for the show, just fill out the online form.
Tags: Check Please! Northwest, Grub, KCTS
June 28th, 2014 by Laura
We’ve had a few readers let us know that Floyd’s Place closed earlier this week.
According to one tip, Tuesday, June 22nd was the the bar/restaurant’s last day operating at 521 1st Ave N.
There are no permits or plans for the space per the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, and it isn’t currently listed for sale or lease (yet).
A sign on the door thanks Queen Anne residents for their patronage over the years.
No other information is available at this time, and the Floyd’s Place web site is no more. If you know any details on the closing, let us know.
Tags: business closing, business closure, Floyd's Place
June 17th, 2014 by Laura
Happy Birthday to local tea spot Cederberg Tea House! The shop on the corner of Queen Anne Ave and Galer St turns one-year old on Sunday, June 22nd.
To celebrate, Cederberg will be serving its signature South African baked goods and drinks, plus Gumboot dancers will perform at 1pm.
Here’s Cederberg’s description of Gumboot Dancers:
“Gumboot dancing originated in southern African gold mines where workers were chained together and not allowed to speak. They devised a means of communication by stomping their Wellington boots (which were called gumboots), slapping them, and rattling their chains. It also served as a form of entertainment when drumming was outlawed by the authorities; the workers expressed rhythm and music through the Gumboot Dance.”
Stop by on Sunday to wish Cederberg a happy anniversary and enjoy the celebration! And, if you forgot to catch the shop on Evening Magazine earlier this evening, click the image below for the feature on Cederberg:
Tags: anniversary, events, tea house
June 11th, 2014 by Laura
Another Queen Anne business is set to hit the airwaves – KING 5′s Evening Magazine will be featuring Cederberg Tea House on next Tuesday’s show.
The filming will take place at Cederberg early in the day on Tuesday, June 17th, beginning at at 10am. The process to film the segment will take about an hour as the crew films Cederberg’s specialty South African baked goods and rooibos espresso drinks.
Customers are welcome to visit Cederberg during the filming, and the more customers, the better. If Cederberg is your regular morning hang-out, show your support on Tuesday. If you haven’t tried their wares yet, stop by 1417 Queen Anne Ave N to see them in action and get a taste of South Africa.
The show will air at 7pm on Tuesday, June 17th on KING 5 – set your recording devices!
Tags: Cederberg Tea House, Evening Magazine