Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of Feb 4
Bluebird adds beer in Capitol Hill, a popular taco truck goes brick and mortar, and Paratii will close in Ballard.
El Camión Adentro
It literally means “truck inside,” and owner Scott McGinnis intends to do just that. With the same authentic Mexican menu, plus an added a bonus of beer and wine, El Camión has officially gone brick and mortar, and opened yesterday at 8am at 416 15th Ave NW.
Torteria Barriga Llena
As CHS puts it, the newly open torteria in the former Guanaco's Pupuseria space is "Aurora Ave's loss and Broadway's gain." The popular spot moved to Capitol Hill in search of better foot traffic.
Wonder Coffee and Sports Bar
Well, it took about a year, but the cafe-sports bar at 19th and Jackson opened in time for the Super Bowl, says Eater Seattle. Offering your run-in-the-mill American sports bar food, Wonder, as of right now, will be open from two to late, serving coffee, beer, and a full bar of spirits.
Without as much as a goodbye, the restaurant upstairs in the Harvard Market closed. The inexpensive wanton soup surely will be missed, but there's not much else to say, according to CHS.
Paratii Craft Bar
The ambitious Brazilian-style bar will close its doors February 15. Owner Sam Hassan has some new boozy projects in the works, and it sounds like the Ballard address will soon house a sushi bar.
E. Smith Mercantile
Pioneer Square might just have it all come April, when Jessie Poole and her mother Kate Poole plan to open a mercantile inspired by her great grandparents' gathering spot in small-town Idaho. The store will be full of home goods in the front, with plans for a small 14-seat craft cocktail bar in the back of the store opening in July. The Poole ladies post regular updates via Facebook, so stay tuned.
The Puerto Rican eatery recently announced an expansion plan across the lake to Redmond. Eater Seattle spoke with co-owner Alfonso Gonzalez who is excited to bring the Puerto Rican cuisine to that area, following a successful eight years in Ballard.
Typically ice cream shops are boring in the winter, but that’s never been the case at Bluebird. After much success for the microcreamery’s latest nanobrewery at the Phinney shop, Bluebird Brewing debuted its beers at the Pike street location…satisfying all the sweet-toothed boozers of Seattle.
The casual counterpart to Elliott’s Oyster House, has rebranded from its Elliott’s Seafood Café moniker, but the outdoor oyster bar remains the same. Sit or stand while enjoying a new menu of informal seafood offerings, four oyster varieties, and a full-service bar.