As you likely heard, the insanely popular sandwich shop unexpectedly closed both of its locations this week. The city mourned. The Seattle Times reported that the owners filed for bankruptcy. Nine employees spoke to the Stranger in defense of their working conditions. The few details we know aren’t making much sense to our mangled hearts. RIP Caribbean Roast. Meanwhile, Kathryn Robinson provides a little perspective.
Shiro Kashiba at Pike Place Market
This is great news. Shiro Kashiba’s short-lived retirement has transformed into plans to open a new sushi restaurant in the former Marché space in Pike Place Market. The market’s historical commission unanimously approved the plans on Wednesday, giving us hope in this post-Paseo world.
Cherry Street Coffee House
The newest location of the family-owned coffee company opened on Pine this week in Capitol Hill. According to Sprudge, 2014 U.S. Barista Champion Laila Ghambari (her dad's the founder) will be behind the counter and helped design the new shop to ensure efficiency in the small space. Don’t forget to order a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich with your soy latte.
Westside Public House
While Irish pub a Terrible Beauty and her reuben are sorely missed, we won’t argue with her replacement and the 30 beer taps its bringing to the space at California and Edmunds. The sports bar also boasts “disco dartboards” and a menu of “fried finger foods.” According to West Seattle Herald, the bar will open at 4pm on weekdays and 9am on the weekends for those unfortunately early college football and soccer games.
A sister restaurant to Il Bistro is set to open in one of Bothell’s newest developments on November 24. The menu will reflect the original Pike Place Market restaurant’s primi and secondi dishes, such as pasta, beef tenderloin, and pizza. Guys...Bothell is hot right now.
Seattle Kitty Kafe
Kitties round two. This is the second cat cafe to lay a claim in Seattle and it has plans to open in the U District early fall 2015. Prices are $6 for an hour and $35 for all day kitty loving. Oh, and coffee. There will be coffee.
John Howie Steak
Chris Lara has been named the new wine director at the Bellevue steakhouse. He started as a server at the restaurant, worked his way up, and has plans to take the master sommelier exam within the next year.