Food News Roundup

The Weekly Food File: First Hill’s New Food Truck, Mario Lopez in Bellevue

Food news you should know about.

By Clancey Denis January 27, 2011

Ethan Stowell’s Belltown spot Tavolata hosts Sunday feasts; the next one is February 6.

Copacabana, Jack’s Fish Spot, and Pan Africa are among those closed until spring during Pike Place Market renovations. Place Pigalle and Pike Place Fish are slated to reopen imminently.

Skillet wants your skillets.

Two-dollar bites, 10 restaurants—it’s happening this weekend during the ID’s Lunar New Year Celebration.

Across the lake, an occasion very unlike that of the ID: Munchbar will open Friday, January 28. Rumor has it Mario Lopez will be there that night to sample former BOKA toque Seis Kamimura’s artisanal comfort food menu. The 6,300-square-foot restaurant/bar/“fresh and funky ultra lounge" is a Vegas transplant, which could explain the name.

My Ballard reports organic-raw Cafe Reiki, a “community hub for holistic living” will open at 17th Ave NW and NW 56th St in February.

On Tuesdays from 11 to 3, Fusion on the Run is parking at 9th and Cherry, says Capitol Hill Seattle.

If (when) the Mariners strike out next season, you can at least revel in the fact that the already-okay Bullpen Market food court is getting a makeover. Ethan Stowell, along with chefs Roberto Santibañez and Bill Pustari, are crafting a menu of “restaurant-real” foods. More on that to come.

Also happening in the Stowell-verse: monthly Sunday feasts at his Belltown Italian eatery Tavolàta. The communal dinners highlight a “star” ingredient and the next one, February 6, is seafood-centric. Call 206-838-8008 to reserve a spot; cost is $50 per person.

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