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Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: The Confectional opens at the Armory, Trophy’s cupcakes are now at CenturyLink, and Starbucks plans a tea shop.

By Rachel Walls June 22, 2012

The Confectional welcomes you with open arms to its new spot in the Armory.


The Confectional
Pie, Mod Pizza, bagels, and now mini cheesecakes are available at the Armory in Seattle Center. This third location of the Confectional is open daily 11–7.

Last week saw the debut of this Asian fusion food truck. Find the four-wheeler in South Lake Union on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or outside the P-I building on Tuesday and Thursday (and order the Peking duck tacos, recommends owner May Wong).

Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff
The Green Lake burger stand opens today, offering similar nosh as its food truck sibling. Don’t look for fries and onion rings, but expect additions like hot dogs and ice cream—a fair trade in our estimation.

Trophy Cupcake and Party
Trophy has planted a kiosk in CenturyLink Field and will dole out the sweet treats in section 240 at every sporting event. Another cart is planned to open in time for Seahawks season.


Outside the Box
Our cavemen ancestors may not have had food trucks, but that won’t stop us from grabbing paleo fare at this Kickstarter-funded project set to roll out in late August. Keep tabs on—or contribute to—the owners’ progress on Kickstarter.

Seattle Great Wheel
After you take a spin, hit up the new food court featuring barbecue, pizza, tacos, and more. Four eateries should open by the end of the month on Pier 57.

Starbucks Tea Shop
Bellevue may have landed Starbucks’ first juice bar, but U Village will host the coffee megachain’s latest project: a tea shop, slated to debut this fall. Seattle Times reports the store will feature a blending station where experimentalists can combine flavors and create a tea unique to them.

2 Bar Spirits
A new distillery is headed to SoDo, reports Seattle magazine. Nathan Kaiser will start things off with vodka, gin, and whiskey "moonshine;" he’ll eventually add aged whiskey and bourbon.

Henry’s First Avenue Tavern
A popular Portland beer and burger joint, Henry’s 12th Street Tavern, is opening a Seattle offshoot called Henry’s First Avenue Tavern on—you guessed it—First Avenue. Nation’s Restaurant News says to expect a September opening.


Now you can have your pie and eat it earlier. The Armory location opens at 8 with breakfast pastries aplenty.

The Amber Den
Eater Seattle reports the Ballard spot has closed but will reopen next month with a full bar and an increased focus on the food.


Okay, so she never sold edible cake, but Jessie Oleson’s gallery whetted our appetites with her cupcake art. Sadly, the gallery is closing, but the shop’s blog assures fans that CakeSpy is hardly gone for good. Rather, the closure will allow Oleson to focus on growing out the business.

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