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Mashawi Now Open and Celebrating with Grand Opening on Friday

January 16th, 2013 by Laura

You may recall that a reader tipped us to a new restaurant at 366 Roy Street back in November – well, Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine is now open. After a soft opening the past week or so, they’re ready to celebrate and welcome neighbors with a Grand Opening on Friday, January 18th.

Mashawi is a family-owned restaurant run by brothers Paul and Khalil, who are originally from Lebanon and are focusing on their native cuisine. The brothers used to live and work on Queen Anne as chefs, and were drawn to the neighborhood for their new restaurant.

The Grand Opening begins at 2pm on Friday, with free Turkish coffee, baklava, and a free appetizer with purchase of an entree. (note: dine in only; one per person)

According to co-owner Paul:

“We want everyone to feel at home in our place and our philosophy is; when you’re in Mashawi’s, you’re going to be treated like family.”

So, stop by Mashawi on Friday for the Grand Opening and welcome them to Queen Anne!

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Mashawi Mediterranean Opening Soon on Roy

November 13th, 2012 by Laura

Have I mentioned how much we love reader tips? Well, we do! I was less than a block from seeing this sign in person last night, but felt queasy from a flu shot, so went home and missed what a reader was savvy enough to snap and send – a new sign at the old Asian Breeze restaurant storefront at 366 Roy. Thanks to Mark for the tip and photo!

According to the sign, Mashawi Mediterranean is opening “soon” in the location – no word yet from the owner(s), but we’ll be watching this one. At this point, all I can pass along is that mashawi are “classic Arab food staples that consist of barbecued meat and poultry such as kebab and shish taouk. The most common types of meat used to make mashawi are lamb, beef and chicken. Pork is never used in authentic mashawi.”

Mashawi will be the second Mediterranean restaurant in the location, Mediterranean Kitchen occupied the space prior to Asian Breeze.

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emmer&rye opens on top of the hill today

January 28th, 2010 by Thea

If you’ve been counting down the days to the emmer&rye opening since we first reported the new “seasonally inspired, locally derived” restaurant would be taking over the Julia’s on Queen Anne Ave, wait no more–the 70-seat restaurant is opening tonight.

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Chef Seth Caswell’s (formerly of Stumbling Goat Bistro) newest creation utilizes the local agriculture of the Pacific Northwest to explore seasonal dishes –- what Caswell calls “new American cuisine.” Food writer and Queen Anne resident Lorna Yee attended a sneak peak of the restaurant earlier this week and had this to say: “The reasonably priced menu, ranging from $4-$17 and made up almost entirely of local ingredients, feels exactly right for this economy.” Read her full preview in Seattle magazine.

emmer&rye will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a look at the menu here. Call 206-282-0680 for more information or to make a reservation. Read our emmer&rye preview here.

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emmer&rye soft opening just one week away

January 21st, 2010 by Thea

Set to officially open its doors on Monday, February 1, taking the place of Julia’s on the top of the hill, emmer&rye owner and chef Seth Caswell says the new local-dished, seasonally inspired restaurant is all set to open. I caught up with Caswell yesterday, who confirmed talk that the restaurant is now taking reservations for its soft opening weekend, beginning in one week, on Thursday, January 28.

“We’re right on schedule and everything is looking great,” he wrote.

If you missed our preview of emmer&rye a few weeks back, click here to read up on chef Caswell’s vision and get a sneak peek at the menu. Call 206-282-0680 to make a reservation.

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Tenoch Mexican Grill may be just 4 weeks away

December 22nd, 2009 by Thea

On Saturday we broke the exciting news that Tenoch Mexican Grill will be opening a new location right here in Queen Anne. Today we have a few more details and a hopeful opening date!

According to Tenoch employee and daughter of owner Rebeca Gonzalez, Laura Lugo, the Mexican restaurant may be settled and open for business by January 18 – just four short weeks from now – though she says delays could push the opening back to the beginning of February. Nevertheless, Lugo says the Tenoch team is excited to make a new home on the hill.

“It’s a great location, great spot!” Lugo said. “And I know you guys don’t have a Mexican restaurant yet.”

And unlike Tenoch’s current location at 208 8th Ave S. in the International District, which is only open for lunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the new Queen Anne location will be serving lunch and dinner, will have a bar, and will be open on weekends too! Yum!

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Tenoch Mexican Grill is coming to Queen Anne

December 19th, 2009 by Thea

The used-to-be Vincenzo’s building on the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and McGraw St has been vacated for some time now. A few weeks ago the building was repainted, though none of the workers knew what was moving into the space. Now the mystery is solved! This week a new sign dons the window: Tenoch Mexican Grill.

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Currently Tenoch is located in the International District, at 208 8th Ave S. They aren’t open on weekends, so I wasn’t able to reach any one for information on an opening date, but it looks as if the top of the hill will soon have a new Mexican restaurant! We’ll keep you posted!

Update 12/20: Tenoch Mexican Grill has indeed applied for a new liquor license for their coming location at 2232 Queen Anne Ave N. (Thanks mpac for the tip!)

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Urban Café opens today, reinventing lunch in Uptown

September 9th, 2009 by Thea

Urban Café, the brain child of Chef Bruce Pinkerton (Urban Wine Café and Designed Dinners) is opening for a soft launch today, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The new spot, located at 351 Elliott Ave W., like all of Pinkerton’s endeavors will focus on providing healthy, quality lunch options at affordable prices. Menu items include trans fat free entrees and a soup, salad and sandwich bar.

For a sneak peak at the menu, check out their website. The soup of the week this week is leek and potato. The panini of the week: pulled pork and pepper-jack cheese on ciabatta. Sounds delicious!

The cafe also combines the best of of Pinkerton’s other two restaurants: a relaxed atmosphere for sit-down meals, and a quick and easy pick-up location for meals on the go. Urban Café offers lunch, catering, online ordering and pick-up for the busy customers, and ready-to-cook Designed Dinners for when you just don’t have time to cook.

Soft launch hours for Urban Café are Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The website is currently being updated, and online ordering is set to be available beginning Tuesday, September 15.

Thanks to Jesse over at BelltownPeople for the tip!

If anyone happens to stop by today, send us your thoughts at tips@queenanneview.com.

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