Feed Co. Burgers
Scott Staples opens his new burger joint in Redmond—a grange-styled sibling to Uneeda Burger—today, July 31. To celebrate the new 7990 Leary Way location, food will be 50 percent off on opening day. Feed Co. is open from 11am to 9pm every day.
Juan Montiel of El Quetzal opened up an all-American bar and grill on Beacon Hill, per The Stranger. Every Tuesday the bar serves an all-day happy hour.
Pellegrini Italian Market
The Pellegrini family quietly opened up a namesake Italian market, says West Seattle Blog, bringing a mosaic facade and Italian pastries to the former La Romanza Bistro location at 4521 California Southwest. The Pellegrini family also owns La Rustica and offers the restaurant's frozen lasagnas and manicotti at the market, plus some decidedly American-sounding pizzas with sandwich toppings.
Macleod's Fish and Chips
James Weimann and Deming Maclise are opening a companion fish and chip counter next door to Macleod's Scottish Pub at 5206 Ballard Ave Northwest. On the menu, different types of fried fish pair with fries, plus there are traditional Scottish pub eats like Scotch eggs and shepherd's pie. Another Scottish pub classic, deep-fried Mars Bars are also on the menu.
The third restaurant from the owners of Blueacre and Steelhead Diner opens August 1 in the location once housed Brasa, in the Army Building at 2107 Third Avenue. The menu includes roasted meat, pastas, vegetables, and pizzas.
Eater Seattle announced that Little Oddfellows opens August 1 at 10am in Elliott Bay Book Company. The cafe replaced the Elliott Bay Cafe and is next door to big Oddfellows. Linda Derschang, who brought us the likes of Linda's, Smith, Bait Shop, and Tallulah's, is spearheading the new coffee shop and will serve beans from Caffe Vita along with beer and wine. The food menu includes sandwiches, grain salads, and desserts.
Seattle chef Tyler Moritz passed away last Tuesday due to stage four bladder cancer. Moritz lent his talents at local restaurants Lark, Stoneburner, Union, and Zig Zag Cafe. Perhaps best known for being chef and co-owner of La Bête, Moritz will be dearly missed in the Seattle restaurant community.
Dang Nguyen and Geraldine's Counter co-owner, Gary Snyder are planning a Mount Baker burger restaurant at the corner of Day and 31st. It's slated to open at the end of August, says Eater Seattle, and Nguyen and Snyder enlisted some help from their culinary friends, namely Melissa Nyffeler of the now-shuttered Dinette, who is created the menu. No classic burgers here, instead ground bison meat and vegetarian patties. The drink menu includes six rotating beers on tap and house cocktails.
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Entering the fast-growing fray of ice cream shops on Capitol Hill, Full Tilt is opening a location on August 15 at 501 15th Ave East. The ice creamery offers a massive arcade game selection and flavors like blackberry–made from local berries–and the Memphis King, which includes bananas, bacon, and peanut butter. But, in a significant departure from Full Tilt's other locations, these flavors won't come in scoop form.
Former Madison Park Conservatory co-owner Bryan Jarr is readying a small Spain- and Portugal-inspired bar down at 1432 Western Avenue in Pike Place Place Market. The location is only 470 square feet, but within that tiny space Jarr will offer cold salads, preserved seafoods, jamon, and other Spanish cheeses, plus Spanish-leaning beer and wine and cocktails priced in the single digits.
365 by Whole Foods
The former J. C. Penney space in Bellevue Square Mall will be one of the first spots to get one of Whole Foods' new lower-priced 365 markets. It should open during the second half of 2016, reports Puget Sound Business Journal. The new grocery store offers organic and natural products under its 365 brand name.
The Wisconsin pizza chain comes to Capitol Hill this October and wields experimental slices weird enough for the neighborhood. The pizzeria's first Seattle location is Zpizza's old space at 1620 Broadway. Owner Brandon Stottler isn't frightened by the $15 minimum wage and prides himself on offering health care to his employees at all four locations. The chain is known for its mac n' cheese pizza, but it's rumored a Seattle dog pizza (which embraces a layer of cream cheese) is in the works. Ian's will offer whole pizzas and slices along with beer and wine.
Beecher's Handmade Cheese
The Pike Place Market cheese company will open a location in Bellevue Square, serving grilled cheese sandwiches, its famed mac n cheese, and soups. Nobody will be making cheese on site a la Pike Place, but the cafe will sell cheeses from Beecher's as well as other Northwest producers. Beecher's Bellevue opens in August.
Shibumi —> Vivre
After a year of business the Japanese restaurant Shibumi will turn into French bistro Vivre under the careful watch of owner and chef Eric Stapelman. Stapel plans to introduce Vivre August 4 at his E Pine location, according to Capitol Hill Seattle blog. Stapelman comes from a French background and is planning menu items like a frisee salad and french onion soup under $13 and entrees $25 and under. It's not the first French-Japanese switchup in the neighborhood: Only two blocks away, the French restaurant Le Zinc closed last year and was replaced by the Japanese eatery Naka.
The Queen Anne restaurant will close its doors on August 15, reports Eater Seattle. Last October the former Book Bindery reopened as a French restaurant with Nico Borzee at the helm.