The owners of Mamnoon will open a new restaurant in South Lake Union, on what promises to be one of the coolest rooftops in the city. Jason Stratton will oversee the Mediterranean menu. Look for an opening date this spring.
Amazon's ever-expanding campus will soon have its own Skillet outpost, complete with poutine and bacon jam burgers and some new dishes from Skillet chef Nick Novello. Team Skillet is aiming for a December open.
Per Capitol Hill Seattle blog, an "anti-wine store, wine store" is coming to Pike and Belmont in 2016. Translation: Owner Mark Brown wants his wine shop to feel more like a coffee shop, where people linger and hang out.
Queen Anne Hall
The vast 400-seat beer hall going into the former Cotton Caboodle space on lower Queen Anne opens this weekend, according to Eater Seattle. European beer will flow from two dozen taps, accompanied by all manner of sausages plus entrees like braised lamb shank and plenty of seafood.
Niche Gluten Free Cafe and Bakery
Toby Matasar, a chef with a serious knack for upgraded comfort food, has opened an entirely gluten-free cafe on 12th Ave near Seattle U. On her menu: waffles, panini and baguette sandwiches, and a few favorites from Matasar's days at Eats Market Cafe in West Seattle.
Slate Coffee Roasters
The roaster beloved by coffee nerds unexpectedly opened a Pioneer Square location this week, and has another on the way in the U District; both sites were previously Trabant Coffee locations.
Capitol Hill Seattle blog says the former Corretto (and before that Panevino) on Broadway is now a more casual spot with a menu mixing some Italian favorites from the Corretto days plus breakfast and, in the words of owner Jason Orr, "awesome drinks and greasy late night fare like sliders and fries."
Mill Creek's incredibly popular doughnut shop just announced a third location in Bellevue's Lincoln Square. It's scheduled to open in December, complete with a new lineup of lunch-appropriate savory items.
Total Wine and More Interbay
The Puget Sound Business Journal says the big box wine/beer/spirits retailer has a new location in the works just off 15th Avenue, north of Whole Foods. It could be open as soon as Thanksgiving.
Chad Bergman at Super Six
The new Marination sibling in Columbia City has barely been open a week and it already has a new chef. Chad Bergman stepped up from the sous chef position when his predecessor, Ryan Doran, decided he needed to focus on some (happy) impending family matters.
Matt Heikkila at Salish Lodge and Spa
The resort has a new executive chef, overseeing two restaurants, a 40-person staff, and the chef's studio.
Cafe Flora will close early on Sunday (September 20) to remember the life of the restaurant's manager, who died unexpectedly in Denali Park in August. The staff will spend the evening sharing food and memories of KC; anyone who is interested in taking part can get more details from the event's Facebook page.