The restaurant group behind Barrio, all things Purple, and Bellevue's Lot No. 3 is just about ready to debut its new all-day cafe on Leschi's lakeside main drag. Oh, and it has a name...Meet the Moon.
It's borrowed from Robert Frost's poem Going to Water. The full line, "we ran as if to meet the moon," is one of those memorable pieces of Frost imagery. And according to the Heavy Restaurant Group folks, a nod to one of America's eminent poetic chroniclers of rural life seemed appropriate in a corner of the city that's defined largely by its relationship with nature...specifically Lake Washington's shoreline.
Between this and relative newcomer Ernest Loves Agnes on 19th Ave, our local restaurateurs apparently like their 20th century American literary figures.
The Heavy folks hope Meet the Moon will be open by the end of January. But they've also been busy launching another restaurant project, this one in Wallingford's Stone34 building. The massive new complex at the intersection of N 34th and Stone Way is also the new Brooks Sports headquarters, envisioned as an "urban trailhead" for the nearby Burke-Gilman (and also quite close to the water). This restaurant will also be a new concept, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A Heavy rep also promises a "creative and meaningful liquid program."
The Stone34 project has no name just yet, though it could arrive by summertime. Stay tuned.