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"Meowcha" latte art. Photo via Seattle Meowtropolitan's Facebook page. 

Opening 

Nirmal's
The upscale Indian restaurant off Occidental Avenue in Pioneer Square will open for lunch December 21 with a thali menu that changes every day, roasted pork, beef, and fish from the tandoor, and soups and sandwiches. Dinner will start on January. 

Seattle Meowtropolitan
Reservations are now available for Seattle's first cat cafe, opening on the 19th in Wallingford. Ten dollars buys 50 minutes with the cats; the anterior cafe uses Herkimer espresso for coffee-themed drinks like the "meowcha" and serves baked goods from Fuji Bakery starting at 9am. 

Ezell's
Oprah's favorite chicken is coming to Bellevue, with the 13th Ezell's location at 1645 140th Avenue. The menu will expand to include sandwiches such as the sloppy BBQ chicken and salads like the zesty cobb and ranch chicken. 

Frost
The beloved doughnuts recently landed in Bellevue's Lincoln Square with doughy seasonal flavors like egg nog French imperial and the more familiar salted caramel. Savory items have also made the menu with sandwiches and salads along with wine for a full on dining affair. 

Peloton
The second bicycle shop/cafe in Capitol Hill will open January 2 reports Eater Seattle, featuring breakfast burritos with spiced ground lamb and spinach, mozzarella paninis with allepo aioli, justifying a breakfast or lunch break sans bicycle repair needs. 

In the Works

Boardwalk
Maria Hines is opening a restaurant on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. According to the Seattle Times, the chef will serve gastropubby takes on hot dogs, pizza, and sliders and the menu will be 85 percent organic. Better yet, Boardwalk will be the only place on campus with a liquor license.

Royal Drummer
This spring the Ballard coffee shop plans to open reports Eater Seattle, and on the menu: pastries and full fledged dishes to pair with wine, beer, or the speciality, single source roasts, plus a morning happy hour for commuters. 

No Anchor and Navy Strength
Anu (owner of Rob Roy) and Chris Elford plan two new drinking stops in Belltown slated to open in Summer 2016. No Anchor will be a beer bar with beer cocktails amidst plenty of curated brews on the list, while Navy Strength will be mixing tiki focused cocktails while undertaking a broader approach to the maritime origin. Both bars will also be established restaurants amidst the beverage draw with the inclusion of full food menus. 

Edited on January 4 to reflect the correct the name of Royal Drummer.

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