The counter at Cone and Steiner. Photo via Cone and Steiner's Facebook page.

OPENINGS

Napkin Friends
A latke press sandwich is a lot like a food truck, a cluster of words that work so well together. The new food truck, Napkin Friends, will launch Monday in South Lake Union, serving up sandwiches where the bread is subbed for latkes, then pressed panini-style. Extra bonus: the sandwiches are gluten-free.

Cone and Steiner
As part of a slew of new eats on 19th and Mercer, this new mercantile, a partnership between Skillet owner Joshua Henderson and Fuel owner Dani Cone, is open for business. Stop in for growler fills, flour-mill and coffee-grinding stations, produce, or housewares like hammers and nails. 

CLOSINGS

22 Doors
After a few name changes and a remodel, 22 Doors has closed. Owners Josephine and Ricky Tong closed up shop after the space's last New Year’s Eve party, according to the Capitol Hill News blog.

MEALS

Miyabi 45th
Soon handmade soba noodles will not only be for dinner, because Miyabi 45th will be open for lunch. Served in hot broth, cold broth, or with dipping sauces, the popular soba at this Wallingford restaurant will be available 11:30-2 starting Tuesday, January 7. 

Lunchbox Laboratory
Celebrate the New Year throughout January with cheap burgers. At dinner, buy one burger and get the second for just $5. Bring a friend to split the difference, or start eating your way through the menu.

COMING SOON

Bourbon and Bones
Named one of our Rising Star Chefs of 2013, Michael Law, from The Wandering Goose, is opening his own place, and we're excited. For good reason: Law’s popular fried chicken, plus fried gizzards, house smoked clams, brisket by the pound, and moonshine will all be making appearances on the menu when the place opens in Frelard around January 15.

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