Rain Shadow Meats Squared
Russ Flint's Pioneer Square butchery, sibling to the original Rain Shadow Meats in Melrose Market, is in the soft opening stage at 404 Occidental Avenue South. Take a peek inside, or better yet stop in for lunch.
iBurger and Shake
After almost three years of business at 8000 Lake City Way, the casual joint serving—you guessed it—burgers and shakes has closed, reports Maple Leaf Life.
The folks at Wallyhood spot a for lease sign on the door of this nightclub. The owner needs time for "healing and recovery," for what is unknown.
Baskin-Robbins: Green Lake
The ice cream shop that occupied the neighborhood since the 1970s is no longer, says SeattlePI.com. A spokesperson did not give a reason for the closure; other locations remain open throughout the city.
Ballard Annex Oyster House
Seafood fanatics have a new destination in the pipeline. Ballard Annex Oyster House, the latest venture from Zak Melang and Nate Opper, will open March 21 on Ballard Avenue Northwest. When it does, expect fish, oysters, lobster, and crab galore.
The bistro and scratch bar replacing the Beachside Café on Alki will open on March 20, West Seattle Blog announced. Owners John and Sharon Bang have hired John David Crow, who spent years as the executive chef of the Space Needle, to cook up Seattle flavor "with a definite Pacific Rim influence." By the end of April happy hour, lunch, and brunch will be happening.
Ethan Stowell has tapped Rob Roy owner and operator Anu Apte to create the cocktail menu for the new bar opening along left field of Safeco Field, according to Eater Seattle. The new spot, named after Mariner Edgar Martinez, is replacing Flying Turtle Cantina and is part of a $15 million revamp, SeattlePI.com reported.
The Lost Pelican
New Orleans native Michael Forte is shooting for an April 2 debut for the bar he's opening in the former Bisato space, says Eater Seattle. Forte, who also co-owns The Lookout, will serve upscale Louisiana cuisine.
Expect two new locations for self-serve froyo when this chain opens in Queen Anne on April 1 at 604 First Avenue North; and in the University District in May, according to the Queen Anne View.
Patricio Bellafato, owner of the Blue Glass in Ballard, is partnering with chef Singyn Hunter for a food truck serving items inspired by Hunter's global travels. The duo expects to roll out in late April or early May.
The Korean supermarket has plans to expand with three new locations in the works, including one at Second and Pine and one in Bellevue. The third just opened in Lakewood on South Tacoma Way.