Food News Roundup

Avila Closes, Hunger Opens in Fremont, a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar at Salty’s

Here’s your heaping plate of Seattle food news for the week of July 26.

By Christopher Werner July 30, 2010

Chinook Wines is partnering with Emmer and Rye for a four-course dinner August 5.

Mostly opening-related announcements this week. Let’s dig in:

Grand Central Bakery says its new Burien location will be ready August 20.

Capitol Hill’s La Bête, which takes over the former Chez Gaudy space, is shooting for an August 5 debut.

Japonessa Sushi Cucina, the restaurant replacing Union downtown, is also eyeing next week.

West Seattle Blog reports Blackboard Bistro is opening August 13 at 3247 California Avenue SW.

For those who have been wondering: the Book Bindery isn’t happening until September.

Hunger, helmed by chef and owners Jamie Mullins and Brian Brooks, whose bragging rights include stints at Zoe and Andaluca, opens in Fremont, while Avila in Wallingford —loved by some, viewed as “meh” by others —closes.

The Local Vine bids adieu to its Belltown digs.

Dish It Up! joins the Ballard culinary coterie and announces plans to launch a second location on Ballard Avenue.

Attention boozy brunchers: Salty’s on Alki and Salty’s at Redondo now offer a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

Vovito Caffè and Gelato brings two Slayers—hard-to-find, $14,000 locally made espresso machines—to the Bravern.

Emmer and Rye teams with Chinook Wines for a four-course dinner August 5 at 7pm. Call 206-282-0680 or email [email protected] for reservations.

Tune in Sunday to watch Maria Hines of Tilth kick butt in the Iron Chef America kitchen. Or watch it at Bottleneck Lounge.

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