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Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Top Pot gets (even more) ambitious, tequila and tacos come to Pike Place Market, Rollin Q puts it in park, another Mod Pizza, and more.

By Rachel Walls June 15, 2012

Sweet, indeed. Sweet Mickey’s is now open in Ballard.


Kangaroo and Kiwi
According to MyBallard, the Aussie pub has reopened at its new location at the Carnegie Library on Market Street. Add it to your list of places to celebrate Euro 2012.

Sweet Mickey’s
Check out our first look of this Ballard candy shop, or stop by in person and grab some sweets. There are only about 130 varieties from which to choose.

Mod Pizza
Remember when it seemed like there was nowhere to eat at the Armory? Those days are long gone, thanks to the culinary overhaul of the food court. Mod Pizza is the latest to open, with Bean Sprouts, The Confectional, and Skillet on the way.

RBG Bar & Grill
Attention jet-setters: The Sea-Tac Radisson Hotel announced the opening of its newest dining spot. The menu focuses on the simple and healthy, with choices like grilled wild salmon, free range chicken breast, and local halibut.


Top Pot
The popular doughnut shop is expanding to South Lake Union, Ballard, and Downtown Seattle, and according to this in-depth article by Seattle P-I, also hopes to launch franchises in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland.

Lick Pure Creamery
Zaw Pizza at 15th and Pine will share its space with the new ice creamery (slogan: "a dream in your mouth") come late June. Capitol Hill Seattle has the full scoop (c’mon, we had to).

El Borracho
Anyone who’s dabbled in Spanish knows to expect lots of booze at Kittie Davidovich’s newest project, a Pike Place cantina slated to open in mid-July. Taking the place of the former Pan Africa, this taco- and tequila-fueled watering hole draws inspiration from taco trucks and, in the case of its toilet, Japan.


Eater reports that Jake Kosseff, sommelier at Wild Ginger and The Triple Door is departing to pursue a top-secret project. But don’t fret: He’s not leaving the Seattle area.


Rollin Q
The food truck is packing up after two months of serving barbecue, claiming that "an opportunity came our way we could not pass up." Good luck to owners Michelle and Darrell Lowe.

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