Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Free Marination Station, a New Fish-and-Chips House in West Seattle

Plus: Another Laura Olson joint, cheese classes and clam boils, and more.

By Heather Fink September 7, 2011

Whatever happened to the sack lunch? Marination Station is free for kidlets today.

BALLARD
Corson Building vet David Sanford has revealed plans for community-dining destination Belle Clementine. Dinners are slated to begin later this fall, with brunch happening down the road.

CAPITOL HILL
Calf and Kid is offering a class with author Tami Parr of Pacific Northwest Cheese Project on September 18 at 6. Reservations cost $45 can be made at the shop or by calling 206-467-5447.

Capitol Hill Seattle reports Laura Olson and Chris Pardo (Po Dog, Auto Battery, Grim’s, et al) are taking over Izilla Toys and opening Manhattan Drugs, probably in November.

Today Marination Station celebrates the first day of school by offering a free slider or taco to anyone ages 12 and under between 11 and 8.

COLUMBIA CITY
Verve has lost its lease and so will shutter Saturday, September 17. A farewell hoorah is in the works.

KIRKLAND
The Box on Wheels food truck is now making rounds in the neighborhood. On offer are Asian fusion eats like pork belly hum bao, mini bagel burgers, and pomme frites with truffle yuzu aioli.

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT
Farmers, restaurateurs, retailers, and author Barry Estabrook will partake in a panel titled “The Cost of Fresh Picked Produce in the 21st Century” on September 27 at 6pm at the UW’s Center for Urban Horticulture. The $20 ticket price gets you two appetizers, two drinks, and a charitable donation to the American Farmland Trust. Reserve your spot here.

WEST SEATTLE
Salty’s hosts an old-fashioned clam boil October 6 at 5:30. The cost is $25, and reservations (required) can be made by calling 206-937-1600 (Alki) or 206-946-0636 (Redondo Beach).

West Seattle Blog has details on the new West Seattle Fish House, set to open within a few weeks on 35th Avenue SW. Although the owners expect lots of take-out traffic they’re promising spots to sit. The menu will focus on fish-and-chips and side dishes.

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