Shifts & Shakeups
This Week In Restaurant News: Oysters, Burgers, and Beer
Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar opens in the Expo Building, South Delridge gets a Dick's-like burger walkup, and beer flows on Bainbridge Island.
Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar
The sibling to Melrose Market’s popular store has opened up in the Expo building at Republican and Warren. The new spot has a fantastic view of the Space Needle, a soon-to-open 35 seat patio, and a menu featuring a large selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, and a menu of marine critters who spent the previous day frolicking in open water.
Tinello Becomes Radici
A trademark dispute convinced owner Rudy LaValle to rename his Italian eatery in Pioneer Square and, with the help of a recent Kickstarter campaign, make a new addition. The name has changed, the menu has expanded, and a full bar is being built right… wait for it… now.
Pho Than Brothers
The Capitol Hill Than Brothers location will be closed briefly while moving from its 516 Broadway E home to (drumroll please) the other side of the street. The big, affordable bowls of noodle soup and complementary cream puffs will be ready to serve again in Qdoba’s old space in the Joule building by June, reports Capitol Hill Seattle blog.
The Capitol Hill bar dedicated to ciders from around the world informed us it has added its own bottle shop, with discounted selections for some on-the-go consumption. And by "on the go," we of course mean in the privacy of home. Even cider must be imbibed responsibly.
West Seattle Blog reports that two former Fuel Sports Bar shareholders, Brian Azzano and Ryan Hopkins, will be bringing a new burger joint to South Delridge in the near future. The plan is to bring burgers and fair-inspired food (corn dogs, onion rings, soft serve) to the former Circle K space by June, with hopes to create a Dick’s-like vibe through both the menu and walk-up windows.
Ale House on Winslow
Bainbridge Island will add 16 taps and nearly 30 bottled beers to its main drag this summer when Ale House on Winslow opens next to the Bainbridge Museum of Art, according to The Bainbridge Review. With a - shaped bar inside and an L-shaped one on the rooftop patio, the new locale offers multiple alphabetical means to consume beer. High-five me for not saying Bainbridge in that sentence, and again for telling you that Ale House will let you bring in outside food to pair with its beverages.
Homegrown's New Farm
Owner Ben Friedman let us know Tuesday that his Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop locations will soon be getting much of their produce from a single place: Sprouting Farm, a certified organic patch of land in Woodinville. Choosing Earth Day to make the announcement was a nice touch; producing both the ingredients and the sandwiches on Homegrown’s seasonal menus will be even better.
CERTIFICATIONS AND FELICITATIONS
Joey Lopaka and Beth Hickey
Congratulations are due to Hickey, El Gaucho’s wine director, and Lopaka, sommelier at Herbfarm, for passing the Advanced Sommelier exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers. They will accept claps, tips, or simply your patronage, and in return will give you some of the best wine advice around.