Upper Bar Ferd'nand
The larger, second location to the original in Melrose Market is now open in Chophouse Row reports Capitol Hill Seattle. With the expansion comes another bottle shop, a wood fired oven for a small bread and pizza program, and bar plates of cured meats, pickles vegetables, and smoked local seafood to pair with a glass (or two) of wine. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 1pm-11pm.
The newcomer in the new Amazon tower in the Denny Triangle is now serving an expanded menu to join the kimchi fried rice and spam sliders. Additions include a Korean cheesesteak, pork katsu sandwich, and two different types of tater tots, plus grab-and-go sandwiches and noodles to join in the coming weeks.
Mamnoon owners Wassef and Racha Haroun will soon unveil Anar, a casual Middle Eastern spot in Amazon's new office tower Doppler Campus plans to open January 14 serving five house juices and savory and sweet yogurt drinks. The food will all be vegetarian and gluten free for a menu of salads, sweets, and meal-sized plates.
Yesterday, the brewery's tasting room on Western Avenue poured the first pints from its selection of 11 taps. Owner Steve Luke was the experimental brewer for Elysian, so expect exciting beers on the list but also familiar styles like coffee porter and oyster stout.
The Italian-French neighborhood restaurant will open March of this year on NW 65th Street. Menu items might include starters like the prawn toast and entrees including duck leg confit with blood orange.
Eater Seattle reported the opening of the Madison Street growler stop that has 44 beers on tap all from within 100 miles of the city. The only exception is a few ciders that are sourced from afar corners of the state. There will be some beers that reoccur with about 30 that rotate seasonally and even though there are no chairs stopping to sip is welcomed. Fill your growler from 12pm to 9pm daily.
The Wallingford shop has temporarily closed. Chances look slim for a reopening considering the latest owner's failure to meet Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board licensing requirements compounding with a large spirit fees reports neighborhood blog Wallyhood.
In The Works
Cherry Street Public House
Ali Ghambari of Cherry Street Coffee House is now part collaborator in the Good Arts project, a new arts concept that will go in the corner building on First Avenue and Cherry Street reports Puget Sound Business Journal. The project will be underway in about a year where Cherry Street Public House will take over the space that is currently Cafe Bengodi and other adjacent storefronts. Once opened, there will be more food offerings than the current Cherry Street menu plus beer and wine.
Bramling Cross Debuts Brunch and Happy Hour
Ethan Stowell's Ballard Avenue gastropub added two new meal times including a happy hour of beer cocktails, the bramling burger, oysters, and wings, while brunch includes grilled hanger steak and eggs with marrow butter and the lighter broiled grapefruit and mint.
Rainier Beach Nate's Wings and Waffles
Earlier this week the restaurant announced the new ownership of the Rainier Beach location and by February the new owners will have transitioned the restaurant to a new menu. This leaves the new Nate's in the Central District as the main outpost.
The end of 2015 also ended the previous ownership of the 15th Avenue establishment. The new owners have not been announced but they are a local family with three generations in the Seattle restaurant scene reports Eater Seattle and they don't plan to change a thing about the familiar Capitol Hill kitchen.
Caffe Vita's Upstairs is Now Employees Only
What was once Capitol Hill's popular study zone at the East Pike Street cafe is now an employees only space. Reason being: with the growth of the company their needed to also be growing office space for employees reports Capitol Hill Seattle blog.