Bagels All Around
Monica Dimas expanded her bagelry business twofold with a commissary bakeshop in Seward Park this spring and Westman’s Cafe arriving shortly thereafter.
Sandwich Shop Swap
The founders of Ballard’s Mean Sandwich have passed the condiment spatula to new owner Dan Crookston, a former oyster salesguy, who’s married to restaurateur Renee Erickson.
After much delay, Skål recently opened in Ballard’s historically Scandinavian environs. The Viking-styled beer hall likewise hews to European flavors: meads, ciders, aquavit cocktails.
Rock and Rosé
Portland’s Little Big Burger chainlet, which opened a Wallingford location last fall, has brought forth two more spots this year, one on Capitol Hill and, soon, another in Greenlake.