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Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of June 3

Pintxo serves lunch, Naked City Brewery builds a beer garden, and U Village gets a burger joint.

By Shelly Le June 7, 2013

The interior of the newly opened Italian-focused restaurant, Tinello.


Assembly Hall
Tom Douglas's highly anticipated new batch of projects opens, softly, any day now in Belltown's Via 6 complex. Assembly Hall features a juice bar, Asian-inspired restaurant Tanakasan, a market of fresh goods, and a shopping gallery. T-Doug, you've really outdone yourself.

Vine to Vashon
Melinda Sontgerath, owner of 50 North in U Village and Hardware Store on Vashon Island opened a cool-sounding tasting room this Friday, June 7 on Vashon. It's European-inspired, she says, and offers a pyramid of tap “filling stations” pouring NW Wine Co-Op wines like Canyon Vineyard Ranch malbec, Willow Crest Estate rosé, and Alder Ridge Vineyard's Rhone-style red blend. For your filling pleasure: reusable, flip-top liter bottles called "villagers." The tasting room also has a fill-your-own station for olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and organic grape seed oil. The tasting room is located next door to Hardware Store, at 17601 1/2 Vashon Highway SW.

The Italian restaurant in Pioneer Square had a soft opening Thursday with a limited menu of pastas and salads. Tinello Owner Rudy LaValle expects an official opening in a couple of weeks.


Ooba Tooba: Capitol Hill
The neighborhood has one less Mexican restaurant, according to CHS. Competition can be fierce on the Broadway strip on Capitol Hill and it seems that Ooba Tooba couldn’t keep up. The restaurant was packed up Tuesday night, but restaurant lovers can still get their fix at the Ooba Tooba locations in Redmond, Bellevue, or a planned location in Factoria.


Blind Pig at Eastlake Teriyaki
Blind Pig Bistro
restaurant owners Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez have plans to expand into the former teriyaki shop next door—and serve lunch. Unlike its sibling restaurant, Blind Pig at Eastlake won’t offer any table service; customers will order their food at the counter and grab it as it’s called.

Eureka: U Village
Seattle's fancy shopping center is getting yet another new restaurant this year. Eureka, a California-based, burger-focused chain will make its first foray outside the Golden State, straight to Seattle. In addition to burgers, Eureka’s menu will consist of sandwiches, salads, Polish sausage corn dogs, 40 taps of craft beer, and a 21-bottle whiskey list.

Bill’s on Greenwood
Capitol Hill's popular Bill’s Off Broadway is resurfacing in Greenwood, owner Don Stevens tells CHS. Meanwhile, the original Bill’s on Capitol Hill will be on a 20-month hiatus due to a building and preservation project at Harvard and Pine. Stevens plans to have the Greenwood location up and running by September 1 with a similar offerings that are on the Capitol Hill menu.

Alibi Room Expands to Greenwood
This Pike Place Market stalwart is opening a second location in Greenwood. Phinneywood blog reports the new, yet unnamed location at 10406 Holman Road NW will feature a first-floor bar, garage doors, and outdoor seating.

Asgard Tavern
Odin Brewing is opening a tasting room in North Lake Union, Washington Beer Blog reports. Asgard Tavern will feature seasonal brews, special casks, Odin Brewery’s own beer, and periodic food pairings. The owners expect to open rather quickly.

West Seattle Blog has news
of a new pizzeria opening with an opening as early as August. Quadrato, from the same ower as Pizzeria 22, will be nestled in a cozy shopfront at 4304 SW Oregon with counter-style seating. Paninis, salads, and pan pizza will include imported Italian ingredients similar to those used at Pizzeria 22.

The Bridge
The popular West Seattle bar has found a new home after being forced to relocate due to a redevelopment plan. The Bridge will be taking over the space that formerly housed Chuck and Sally's Tavern. West Seattle Blog says the owners are aiming for a late October/early November opening.


The Spanish-influenced restaurant is now open for lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 on weekdays. Menu items include braised pork loan with valdeon cheese sauce and caramelized onions, chorizo, smoked salmon and an extensive tapas list which includes steamed mussels and marinated manchego cheese. Don't worry though, the restaurant is still open for happy hour, where you can take advantage of $3 drinks and delicious toasts.


Naked City Brewery
Naked City Brewery plans to expand its doors to include a beer garden, Phinneywood blog reports. The adventurous brewery and taphouse has leased an adjacent parking lot and workers have begun sprucing up the space by painting over wall graffiti and showcasing Henry Ward murals. The owners hope to have the space ready for a test run in the next couple of weeks.


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