A New Hot Pot Spot and More Seattle Food News You Can Use

by Lionel Casey

This week, a brand new alternative for Sichuanese hot pot hits the International District, a herbal wine and seafood vacation spot arrives in Belltown, and a creperie from a famous French chef opens in West Seattle. Read our weekly dining dispatch for that and greater of the ultra-modern meals updates, just like the next Little Big Burger place, a new vegan bakery and ice cream shop, and an upcoming doughnut keep from the founder of Top Pot, plus activities for your weekend, like the Washington Brewers Festival. For extra thoughts, check out our Father’s Day calendar, our listing of Seattle food and drinks specials to do this June, and our full foods and drinks calendar.

On the heels of the latest beginning of the Sichuan-fashion dry pot eating place Chuan on Capitol, this fashionable new Sichuanese restaurant serving hot pots opened inside the former area of Chinese-Korean eatery Red Lantern on Wednesday, June 12. Guests can pick out from amongst five soup bases (a spicy broth with red meat oil, a base made with pork bones, a mushroom base, a tomato base, or a numbing Szechuan pepper base with pickled cabbage) and personalize it in addition with a spread of add-ons like deep fried pork, spicy braised pork, cumin lamb, quick ribs, beef stomach, and greater.

Acclaimed Marseille-born French chef Jacques Nawar will open a creperie known as Naked Crepe on Sunday, June 17. Previously, Nawar owned the celebrated eating place Cafe Europa in Washington D.C. And went on to open the popular Pizzeria Credo, which changed into featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, in West Seattle. The new space can have classic candy and savory crepes in addition to espresso.

This breezy, nautical spot on Alki from former Hawks Nest owner Kurt Niemeyer, which payments itself as “West Seattle’s most effective supper club” and gives local seafood, craft cocktails, and stay jazz, opens nowadays on Alki. Dishes consist of Alaskan sockeye salmon sashimi, halibut and chips, and a model of the Hawaiian comfort food conventional loco moco made with kalbi short ribs.

In the former area of the defunct delicatessen/speakeasy By the Pound, commercial enterprise companions and Westward alums Austin Polley and Benjamin Smith have tender-opened Rose Temple, a bar paying tribute to the legendary Chinese-inspired Wallingford to dive Moon Temple with a loose “jungles of the Far East” theme, a hip-hop soundtrack, and board video games. The small community bar features Rainier, whiskey, boilermakers, Jell-O pictures, shooters with “gummy sharks and safe to eat glitter,” and a few tropical libations. For food, there’s a limited menu designed with the aid of Seth Richardson (who previously hung out at RockCreek and now owns the meals truck Odin Star Sandwiches), with Asian-stimulated sandwiches, which includes map tofu on challah and a roast beef baguette with smoked soy jus on the aspect. A professional grand establishing could be introduced soon.

Married couple Chris Elford and Anu Apte-Elford, the owners of the famous tiki bar Navy Strength, the cocktail bar Rob Roy, and the quirky beer bar No Anchor, open their most up-to-date assignment, Vinnie’s Raw Bar, in Belltown nowadays. Named in honor of Apte-Elford’s mother Vinaya, the sustainability-focused spot, which is taking up the space of the couple’s currently closed Navy Strength Coffee and Juice Bar next door to Navy Strength, features a diffusion of natural wines, cocktails, and a small seafood-centric meals menu, with dishes like a “seacuterie” plate, oysters, and steamed mussels.

The venerable Vietnamese joint Green Leaf has closed its North Seattle and Bellevue locations, which had each opened simply years in the past. Details for the closures are unknown. The chain’s places in Chinatown-International District and Belltown will continue to be open.
The loved Chinatown-International District fixture Seattle Deli, valuable for its $three.25 Vietnamese sandwiches closed on June 1 after 27 years of business because of an upcoming belongings development. A letter in the store’s window saying the closure cautioned the proprietors have been hoping to find a location to reopen in the identical place.

This informal West Seattle bistro, which opened in 2013 and drew reward from critics for its simple Italian food, shuttered on Thursday, June 13. According to West Seattle Blog, a statement was noticed on the window of the restaurant’s constructing, which is on the market, however, similarly details about the closure are unknown.

The Portland-based totally chain Little Big Burger, which opened its first Washington region in Wallingford in October and currently added a Capitol Hill area in April, will possibly open its upcoming Green Lake place next week (an exact opening date has now not but been introduced). The chain has celebrated its previous grand openings at its other locations by means of giving out loose burgers all day, so live tuned.

Greenwood’s vegan ice cream parlor and bakery the Cookie Counter will open a second vicinity in Capitol Hill interior Gay City, inside the former space of Kaladi Brothers Coffee (which moved again into its unique space some doorways down the last yr) over the last week of June, with a grand opening at some point of the weekend of Seattle Pride. The Capitol Hill area can be large than the Greenwood keeps and will serve its signature treats like sundaes, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, and “posters” (a vegan take on Pop Tarts).

Michael Klebeck, who are recognized for creating the Top Pot Doughnuts brand with his brother Mark, is starting a brand new save called Half and Half Doughnut Co. Within the former domestic of Sun Liquor Distillery (which Klebeck additionally owned) on E Pike in Capitol Hill this July. The new undertaking isn’t associated with Top Pot.

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