Shifts and Shakeups
This Week in Restaurant News: Roux (Finally) Opens, French Fry Heaven Doesn't
Plus, Cap Hill gets a new juice bar, and Woodinville a new small-batch bourbon distillery.
Woodinville gets a new small-batch bourbon distillery, and we get free samples on Saturday, November 23 from 1-4. If you can’t make it on Saturday, stop by during the week to the tasting room and pick up a bottle (the gift season/family dinners are coming…).
Frenchys’ Café and Crepery
The new crepe-and-espresso bar’s atmosphere is inspired by owner Lindsey Hubbard’s travels in Europe. The café serves both sweet and savory crepes, so grab a friend to split one of each, or try both yourself—no judgment.
The new brick-and-mortar space for local juicers opened this week. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in juice form, or if you’re inclined sign up for the cleanse and pick up all three meals.
After a few missed opening dates (not entirely surprising in the restaurant industry), Where Ya at Matt’s Matthew Lewis has opened the doors of his new Fremont restaurant. The sleek new space with wrap-around bar is now serving up French-inspired Creole and Cajun cuisine. Different from the food truck, booze is on hand: Try Roux’s special chicory beer brewed at Elysian.
The Californian burger chain has moved up the West Coast and is opening a new location in U-Village on November 25. The bar has a huge selection of beers on tap (40), and a bunch of whiskies (20), and the toppings include thing like fig marmalade and goat cheese. Remember: moderation.
French Fry Heaven
The French fry franchise coming soon to the Southcenter mall is having a brief holdup due to permitting issues (French Fry Purgatory?). The shop with the fry-focused menu is still opening, you'll just have to stay tuned.
The Chef in the Hat, Thierry Rautureau, will open his new downtown eatery December 4, according to The Seattle Times. The 100-seat restaurant and bar will serve French-influenced foods and carry on the popularity of the dishes at Luc.
The space is undergoing renovations for its reopening in 2014 by neighboring Lost Lake owners Dave Meinert and Jason Lajeunesse. This week, the space was broken into. The theif/theives made off with dollar bills that had been stuck to the ceiling of the bar, according to the Capitol Hill Seattle blog. Stay tuned for more on the opening, which will presumably happen with the ceiling short a few bucks.