What Eateries Opened While You Were Out? Let’s Look

A burger shack, two pie shops, and a Vashon Island restaurateur turn on the lights.

By Christopher Werner January 4, 2011

New and waiting for you: Uneeda Burger, 50 North, High 5 Pie, and Pie.

Indeed, trimming the tree was magical, but time to snap out of the holidaze, Noshers, and get back to it. Here, notable nosheries that opened while you were out.

Scott and Heather Staples, the duo who brought us Quinn’s and Restaurant Zoe, look to chalk up another winner with Uneeda Burger, a casual patty shack in Fremont. Besides wallet-friendly sandwiches, you’ll find beer (bottled and on tap), wine by the glass, and Empire ice cream milkshakes.

Over in the University District, Melinda Sontgerath, owner of the much-loved Hardware Store on Vashon Island, debuted the 3,200 square-foot 50 North. The menu, amply stocked for gluten-free folk, takes direction from the aforementioned Hardware Store. Read more about the food here, and deal diners, note the happy hour looks promising.

Capitol Hill’s High 5 Pie fired up the ovens just before the New Year, with Pie in Fremont following shortly thereafter. (The “pie is the new cupcake” buzz you’ve read about? It’s happening.) The latter rang in the nascent hours of 2011 with a soft open, serving mini pastries from its late-night takeaway window. Pie officially opens Wednesday, January 5 at 7am.

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