The new Italian Bistro took to Facebook to announce their official opening in Belltown. “Mamma Enza” is head of the kitchen; the restaurant is open Monday through Thursday 10 to 9, Friday and Saturday 10 to 1am, and Sunday 10 to 9.
Slate Coffee Roasters
Now you can find the impressive Slate Coffee at Sixth and Market, in addition to the Airstream trailer at 14th and Madison up on Capitol Hill. The Slate team tells Eater Seattle that they are serving a more “modern menu of espresso neat, espresso with milk and hand-brewed coffee.”
Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge
Despite suffering a fire last month, the lounge started its 24-hour a day service on Wednesday at 1507 10th Avenue. The promised “stiffest drinks on the Hill” start at 6am with a morning happy hour, though apparently the staff is still getting adjusted to the onslaught of customers.
Due to rising rent costs, this sushi and Chinese place will close on May 24, reports Queen Anne View. Similar to Tup Tim Thai, which announced last week that it's closing, Calva’s owners have been at 1905 Queen Anne Ave N for seven years.
We don’t know a lot, but enough to be excited about Renee Erickson’s next venture. Staying with the nautical theme, Barnacle will be a wine bar combo adjacent to the Walrus and the Carpenter. The Facebook announcement says she plans to open it by late summer.
Queen Anne View sends first word of the former Pinkabella Cupcakes shop that closed back in October getting a new occupant. A sign on the 1817 Queen Anne Avenue N window promises sushi by June 1, but that’s all we know for now.
Chris Keil, who left Tacoma’s 1022 South last week, and Matt Sweitzer of Cal’s Classic American is set to open a new place in the neighborhood. Hilltop has a menu containing a “Northwest take on Latin American street food,” and a target date of June 1. Stay updated on the Facebook page.
Inspired by churches of the South, Gregg Holcomb (who previously worked at Knee High Stocking Co.) is opening his own place on Broadway in the former Five Fish Bistro space. Holcomb wants to be open by PrideFest, which is the last weekend in June.
Spencer Reilly is bringing a new neighborhood pub to the Hill, complete with a gluten-free menu and cider on tap. Think of it as Von Trapp’s meets Bait Shop, with space for games like shuffleboard and chess brining an English-style atmosphere.
Diamond Knot Brewpub
Although still in the early stages, Washington Beer Blog confirmed that Diamond Knot will be opening a brewery in Mountlake Terrace in the shopping center at 5602 232rd Street SW. What we do know: It will be big, as it moves into a 8,900-square-foot space.
Josh Nebe, chef at Unicorn, is starting his own pop-up at Kedai Makan starting March 28 and continuing every other Tuesday after that from 4 to midnight. It's called Dackel (which means "Daschund," and he aims to "bring German food into a new century" with menu items like schweinebraten, seared pork belly with plum-filled knoedle.
Manu Alfau is still on the hunt for his own space, but he returns to Montana this summer to head up the bar's Sunday barbecues from 4-10 each week. The menu will vary, but look for Alfau's signature Dominican pernil sandwich on heavy rotation.
Starting at 10 on Saturdays and Sundays, Canon is now serving brunch. It's a mix of interesting breakfast choices and some lunch items, and you can pair your meal with some bubbles-booze combos or a mid-morning cocktail.