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This week: Bainbridge favorite Mora Iced Creamery is headed for Seattle, Calle Tacos and Tequila opens in Mt. Vernon

By Brian Colella November 11, 2011

A la Mode owner Chris Porter puts the finishing touches on a Mexican chocolate mousse pie. Photo: Lucas Anderson

Chris Werner says that Cafe Cesura, purveyor of decadent breakfast sandwiches, set a November 11 opening date for its location in Bellevue’s Ashton building.

Taking full advantage of date- and time-related marketing opportunities, Your Local Market in downtown Bellevue will be opening their doors to the public at 11:11 on November 11. Near Bellevue Square in the former home of Safeway, the new market will offer online ordering and home delivery.

The “controversial” Calle Tacos and Tequila finally opened this week after an odd liquor license acquisition process that included personal opposition from the mayor. The “low-stress neighborhood eatery” (a sibling to Seattle tequila destination Coa) will offer lunch, dinner, happy hour, and a lot of tequila.

Online bakery A la Mode Pies is adding an offline cafe. Owner Chris Porter told Allecia Vermillion that he always wanted a physical shop, and the Phinney digs will offer pies whole or by the slice, petite pies for two, Caffe Umbria espresso, and Bluebird ice cream.

Chris Werner spoke to Andrew Bray of Pinky’s to get the details on the new barbecue truck. Open November 11, the truck offers a rib sandwich, sliders, mac and cheese—Bray says it’s a must-order—and more.

West Seattle blog has a couple of items this week. Caffe Fiore opened its fourth coffeehouse on Tuesday. The new spot, at 2206 California Ave SW, joins three North Seattle brethren.

The blog also reported the movement of West Seattle Produce to a new location across the street from its old location. The old location will be in business until it makes the switch December 1.

Mora Iced Creamery, the popular three-store chain has plans to expand into Seattle and beyond reports Glenn Drosendahl of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Company president Jerry Perez is planning quite an expansion, from three to 25 stores, starting in the Seattle area and extending to California. In the long run, Perez says he wants to get up to 50 within five years.

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