Wiley Frank, shown here at Columbia City Farmers Market, is bringing his Thai pop-up Shophouse to La Bete on Capitol Hill. Photo by Carey Rose.

BALLARD
A hearty congrats to the Walrus and the Carpenter. The oyster bar landed a well-deserved mention in Bon Appétit’s ranking of Best New Restaurants.

CAPITOL HILL
Pastries at Monsoon: it’s happening soon.

The closure of Licorous relegated Thai pop-up Shophouse to a single retail location at the Columbia City Farmers Market. But now Eater reports that La Bete will host operators Wiley Frank and Poncharee Kounpungchart (PK) on Monday nights as of August 29 (no word yet on exact hours).

CHS checks in on the sticky situation at Rosebud. Last week the Pike Street restaurant and bar was told to vacate, allegedly due to unpaid rent, but owner Todd Nordahl tells the blog he has no plans to shutter.

DOWNTOWN
After three weeks of operation, executive toque Cameo McRoberts and sous chef Christopher Sprague are no longer at Pop Kitchen + Bar, according to Slog. Rebecca Cameron and Susanna Holt (they created the menu) are taking over.

The Eastside’s Tuscan Stone Pizza has launched another curbside oven on Second and Pine. The wood-fired, thin-crust pies are available daily 11–8.

MADISON PARK
The folks behind the recently closed 94 Stewart plan to take over Madison Park Cafe and transform it into an Italian restaurant called Cafe Parco, according to Madison Park Blogger. Nancy Leson says Madison Park Cafe will remain open through brunch on August 28, with Cafe Parco slated to debut in October.

PIONEER SQUARE
Al Calozzi is expanding his cheesesteak shop Calozzi’s, and along with it the menu. The Philly native hopes to be tossing authentic East Coast pizza within two months.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Raney Bros BBQ food truck took to the streets earlier this week, offering piggy eats like pulled pork and grinders, says Eater. Find the truck on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Republican and Boren; on Tuesdays at First and Spokane; and on Thursdays in Ballard at Shilshole and Market. Regular hours are 11–2pm.

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