Epic Ales and Gastropod
SoDo's wonderfully offbeat (and tiny) restaurant and brewery announced over its Facebook that it will cease operations on September 11. Brewer Cody Morris and chef Travis Kukull say it's a sad but necessary step so they can focus on the October opening of their new South Lake Union brewpub Mollusk.
Floating Bridge Brewing
Seattle's beer scene grows a bit bigger with a new brewery called Floating Bridge, preparing to open in spring 2016. Its location will be in the University District at 722 Northeast 45th Street, but there is no word on its beer front.
Chef Maximillian Petty did not waste any time securing the Entre Amis spot for his forthcoming restaurant Eden Hill. The 26-year-old aims to open late August with an avant-garde menu of dishes like Duck, Duck, Goose–duck confit in orange and fennel, a duck egg crepe, grilled goose liver, poached pear, cashew, and blue cheese–reports Eater Seattle.
Even More Great State Burgers
Josh Henderson's bevy of new projects already included two locations of his Great State Burger concept; this week Henderson announced that an additional six to eight Great State Burgers will open next year around the greater Seattle area. By the end of 2016 there will be more Great State Burgers locations than there are Dick's.
On August 15 the University District cools down with a new Thai shaved ice shop. Mark and Picha Pinkaow of Thai Curry Simple are responsible for bringing the "fruit on the bottom, ice on top" treat to 1313 Northeast 43rd Street. Picha crafted the menu which includes flavors like coconut milk with ruby water chestnuts and jack fruit, reports Eater Seattle. The restaurant seats 30 and is open seven days a week, starting at 3pm this Saturday.
Windy City Pie
Chicago man Dave Lichterman brings deep-dish pizza to Capitol Hill. His new pizzeria on 12th Ave is delivery only and staffed solely by Lichterman, reports Capitol Hill Seattle blog. A four-person pie ranges from $21 to $29, but must be ordered a day in advance so Lichterman has time to prepare.
Bill's Off Broadway
The restaurant is open once again after a two-year construction break. A constant stream of beer, pizza, and baseball has flowed at 725 East Pine Street since its August 10 opening. CHS Blog reports that the beer menu expanded to 18 taps, the kitchen grew in size, and the new Bill's can seat 24 more people.
Rooftop Brewing Co.
Rooftop Brewing Co. reopened August 13 at its new Queen Anne location at 1220 West Nickerson Street. The move allowed it to grow from a a one-barrel system to 15 and acquire a new full-time brewer by the name of Kyle Feldman who hails from Columbus Ohio's Barley's Brewing Company. The deck is now on an actual rooftop, and accompanied by a tasting room with 10 rotating beers on tap.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
On August 10 Hot Cakes opened up a second location at the old B&O Espresso spot of 1650 East Olive Way. The dessert bonanza offers the same menu items as its Ballard Avenue shop, but brought along some extra goodies in the form of DIY s'mores and soft-serve ice cream.
The Marination crew says its forthcoming morning-to-night restaurant in Columbia City should open in September. In a most appropriate turn of events, Mark Fuller of Ma'ono will consult on the Hawaiian-Asian menu.