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Neighborhood Food News: Artusi and Samurai Noodle Open on Capitol Hill

Plus: Herbfarm’s weekend menu, Seatown reopens a take-away counter, and more.

By Julia Scherzinger June 14, 2011

International District favorite Samurai Noodle brings ramen goodness to Capitol Hill.

Food Styling: Tyler Rebman
Prop Stylist: Gabriel Trivelas


Craving $3 herbed falafel? Golden Beetle will extend its happy hour one hour on Thursday, July 16 in honor of a newly opened outdoor patio and summer cocktail menu.


Novofogo Cachaca’s Brazilian Nights series continues with a four-course dinner at Barrio Bellevue on Wednesday, June 22.


Spinasse sister bar Artusi is (finally) open. The food menu is made up of mostly small plates, but a drink menu heavy on aperitivos—which aid digestion—allow for more munching.

Capitol Hill Seattle reveals the third Samurai Noodle is now open at 414 Broadway E.

Two burger joints coming to the neighborhood have been held up by permit drama. Li’l Woody’s and Blue Moon Burgers are now both planning Cap Hill openings in July.

Lucky 8, an “Americanized Chinese” restaurant at 14th and Union, will open this October. Best news of all? It will deliver.


Michael Mina’s anticipated wine bar/restaurant RN74 Seattle opened Monday, June 13th at Fourth and Pike without bartender Murray Stenson, who left Zig Zag Cafe to tend bar at RN74 but is currently taking some time off to recover from a shoulder injury.

Tom Douglas’s Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie has opened a scaled-back version of their take-out counter, reports Seattle Weekly’s Hanna Raskin. Instead of focusing on full meals, the counter serves whole and half chickens, porchetta by the pound, and frozen pot pies. More meats are scheduled to be added later this summer.


Ethan Stowell will be throwing the first pitch at the Mariners game on Tuesday, June 14, says Eater Seattle’s Allecia Vermillion.


Another alfresco dining option: The terrace at Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge is open for the summer, featuring a wood-burning fireplace and views of the rest of the resort.


The Tuscan Tea Room now has an afternoon Happy Hour from 3 to 6pm Thursday through Saturday. Select food and wines are offered for around $5 each at the Junction boite.


The Herbfarm’s Silver Spoon menu begins on Thursday and features lamb. The nine-course meal is $189–$195 per person, depending on the day, and runs through Sunday. Call for reservations.


New York Times writer Frank Bruni praised Seattle food (and attitude) in a recent travel article. Included in his accolades: The Walrus and the Carpenter, Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie, the Herbfarm, Madison Park Conservatory, Revel, the Golden Beetle, and a whole lot more.

In an interview with MSNBC, Mark Canlis of Canlis Restaurant reveals how the restaurant’s valets manage to remember every guest’s car. Surprisingly, witchcraft is not involved.

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