Food News Roundup

The Weekly Food File: Two New Frost Shops, Another Tom Douglas Joint

Food news you should know about.

By Clancey Denis February 3, 2011

Urban Enoteca debuts Sunday Wine Country Brunch February 13. Photo courtesy Urban Enoteca.

Frost Doughnuts, first- and second-place victors in our doughnut taste test, has plans to expand and hopes to open two new locations in the coming year. Also expanding: your waistband.

Happy Lunar New Year! Monsoon celebrates Thursday through Saturday with free mochi dumplings.

Lunchbox Laboratory is now open in South Lake Union, as is Tom Douglas’s new biscuit-slinging Dahlia Workshop. Keep up with the man if you can, coming very soon is the dressed-down Brave Horse Tavern.

A couple of tasty morsels for brunch lovers: West Seattle’s Avalon is now open Saturday and Sunday 10–2, and Urban Enoteca hosts their inaugural Sunday Wine Country Brunch February 13. Cave B Winery’s Freddy Arredondo will be there to lend his expertise—and discounted libations. The brunch (a $23 buffet) happens weekly 10–1

For the rest of the month the Molly Moon’s ice cream truck is parking at NW 70th St and Alonzo Ave NW in Ballard. Over the course of several months the treats mobile has trolled Seattle’s streets in search of the neighborhood—Madrona, Queen Anne, or Ballard—in which Molly Moon Neitzel should open a third shop. We’ve got our money on either of the last two. Hours are set for Tue–Thu 5–10 and Fri–Sun noon–10.

Chef John Howie of Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar and John Howie Steak is en route to Texas, where he will represent Washington at Taste of the NFL, a Super Bowl–eve food showcase and fundraiser. Howie will be joined by Seahawk’s defensive lineman Craig Terrill. At least one of ’Hawk made it to the Super Bowl.

Food and lifestyle guide Gayot named Copperleaf at Cedarbrook Lodge one of the top ten new restaurants in the country.

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