Food truck Lumpia World opened a storefront in Federal Way last week, bringing Filipino-Japanese-Chamorro cuisine to South 341st Street. Husband and wife owners Eleanor Yumul-Ellis and Derrick Ellis are starting slow, serving lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11 to 3, with hopes to expand to brunch and dinner soon.
We heard back in March that another frozen yogurt joint was starting up in Seattle and now Facebook says the Lower Queen Anne store opened its doors this week, serving16 flavors including mythical mocha and Greek black cherry. Stay tuned for the University District shop set to open next month.
Owners Gary Zinter and Rodney Shrader announced on Facebook that they will be closing the Capitol Hill bar on E Olive Way at the end of the month after “eight amazing years.” But they are going out with a bang – join them for a celebratory party on April 25. Also, here's Capitol Hill Seattle blog's accounting of the closure.
Another brewery is popping up in Ballard, says Eater Seattle, this time from Robyn Schumacher, Washington state’s first female Cicerone and also of Marination Ma Kai. She and her (married) friends Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba want to bring an educational experience to beer tastings and dinners, and would like to have a lab. The trio hopes to open by the end of the summer.
Liam's and Max's
Earlier this week Kurt Dammeier (Beecher's, Pasta & Co., Bennett's, Maximus/Minimus), told us of his plans both named after his sons. Liam's is coming to University Village, hopefully by November, and will serve "adult food" similar to his menu at Bennett's, but with a focus on family-style plates. Across town in South Lake Union, Max's will be located across from the Westlake Whole Foods, a cousin to his popular Maximus Minimus food truck with a menu that focuses on "meats cooked with fire," aka smoked or grilled. Cross your fingers for that February 2014 target date.
Rione XIII chef Brandon Kirksey is planning a pop-up at the floating hot dog stand Summer Dog, reported Eater Seattle. He wants to grill a variety of flavors from Moroccan kebabs to Korean short ribs every Monday around 8 to 10 as the sun goes down, creating a romantic ambience. Opening when the weather gets nicer (June at the earliest), he will have a Facebook page to check for updates and locations.
TBD Liberty Sibling
Although details are scant, Andrew Friedman and Keith Waldbauer of Liberty are opening a new bar in the former Online Cafe on East Olive Way. The plan: prebatched and bottled cocktails, slushy machines, cocktails on tap, and other methods of "getting drinks out to you really fast." Also: a patio!
Adding to its South Lake Union and University Village locations, Veggie Grill will expand to downtown at 1427 Fourth Avenue between Pike and Union. The “100 percent plant-based” chain does not have an opening date yet.
RN74’s assistant general manager Jesse Crowder moved up to take Eric Perlin’s position after the GM moved to sister restaurant Michael Mina in San Francisco. Crowder, who started as a busboy at a pizza joint in Bothell, has gained years of experience at Cactus, Duke’s Chowder House, Artisanal Brasserie, and a long stay at Purple Café and Wine Bar.
Matt's in the Market
Thursdays are for Sonics fans. Especially ones who show up that night wearing team jerseys, hats, or other identifiable Sonics regalia—they get free dessert. Be classy and order entrees, guys.