Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Wood-Fired Pizza in Queen Anne, Blueacre Crab Boil

Plus: Red Mill Totem House on for next month, Rialto shutters, and more.

By Heather Fink August 22, 2011

Blueacre Seafood downtown hosts a crab boil this Wednesday.

After nabbing a lease on the Totem House, Red Mill pledged to revamp and refurbish the building. MyBallard reports that last week the local burger biz put the original 75-year-old totem pole back in place and is hoping to open in September.

The Potbelly at 10680 NE Fourth Street, the second in the Seattle area for the sandwich chain, will open August 30.

Beloved Tidbit Bistro is due to close Saturday, August 27. This week the restaurant is serving dinner only from 6–10. A new eatery is slated to move in at 1401 Broadway, though details have yet to emerge.

Blue Moon Burgers is finally open on Broadway.

Erik Jackson has called off A Square Meal, the bi-monthly Monday pop-up he operated at Volunteer Park Cafe. The former Cuoco toque is joining the crew of the Coterie Room, Brian McCracken and Dana Tough’s new venture in the former Restaurant Zoë space.

On August 24 Blueacre Seafood is hosting a dungeness crab boil. Fifty dollars gets you a two-pound crab with fried sweet corn, crab boiled potatoes, salad, and andouille sausage. Dessert, too. The evening begins at 6:30, and you can make reservations by phone or online.

Serafina has launched a panini window. The toasted sandwiches are available for takeaway 11:30–2:30 Monday through Saturday.

Fremont Universe reports Rialto Pasta Bar and Grill, which opened in the neighborhood in 2008, has shuttered.

Per Eater, pizza spot The Rock is slated for Third Street near Seattle Center. This marks the first Seattle offshoot for the Tacoma chain, which currently operates a dozen kitchens in the region.

Kurt Dammeier has plans to open a permanent location of Maximus Minimus, the popular barbecue food truck he owns. Dammeier says he is considering Ballard, Fremont, South Lake Union, and Capitol Hill but doesn’t expect the restaurant to open for several months. He does not plan to retire the mobile unit.

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