Tons of Josh Henderson Restaurants
The restaurateur will debut four restaurants in the next few weeks, starting with Great State Burger's South Lake Union location February 3, followed by its taco-fueled neighbor Bar Noroeste February 6, Laurelhurst bistro Saint Helens on the 13th, and the second Great State location, also in Laurelhurst, February 20.
In The Works
Scout and The Nest
Speaking of Henderson, he also announced this week plans for a restaurant and rooftop bar, Scout and The Nest respectively, opening in the new boutique hotel Thompson Seattle this summer. Scout's main dining room will serve three market-driven squares a day, while an 18-seat chef's table will present 13-18 courses of small bites that take diners on a geographical trip through Washington. Twelve stories above, rooftop bar the Nest will specialize in hand-carved ice for cocktails, served with a sidecar of sweeping views of the Puget Sound.
Frankie and Jo's
Kari Brunson, owner of Juicebox, and Hot Cakes owner Autumn Martin will combine their talents to open a dairy- and egg-free ice cream shop. Ice cream bases will all be nut milk based and include classic flavors like mint chocolate chip and the more deluxe roasted banana, tahini, and peanut. Sorbets will be reminiscent of the veggie and fruit combos from Juicebox.
Wicked Good Grinders
Eater Seattle reported the grand opening of the new food truck early this week at Pony on Madison. On the menu are simple subs familiar to the East Coast including steak and cheese, chicken, eggplant, and meatball parmesan. For now the truck is open only on Tuesdays at Pony until the further notice, but expect more hours and locations in the future along with cold cuts.
The quaint Magnolia restaurant that dished out "fisherman-to-table" seafood plates has closed reports Eater Seattle. Reason being, owner Kent Chappelle wants to spend more time with his three sons (understandably) and Tanglewood's chef Irvin Diaz decided to move back to Boston.
Tonight is the last night to experience the exuberant dining atmosphere that is the dinner and a drag show at Inay's, reports The Stranger, as the restaurant is permanently closing. Atasha Manilo, the regular Friday night host, will serve the last of the classic Filipino dishes coming out of the kitchen and perform her favorite hits from over the years. Join Inay's starting at 9am for silog and fried eggs.
The Fremont craft beer and cider bar has overhauled its the menu to reflect Gulf Coast cuisine. Original dishes such as the octopus, fresh fish sandwiches, and frito pie will stay on but tweaked with new flavors; think creole and cajun spices and other culinary influences from Florida, South Texas, and the Gulf Coast regions. If your thinking about Mardi Gras plans already consider The Sixgill ready in time for a festive dinner.