West Seattle food: Duos Catering moving into former Avalon space

August 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 10 Comments

Thanks to David and Shannon for tipping us that the former Avalon Restaurant space at 2940 SW Avalon Way showed signs of activity, after being vacant for seven months.

Its new tenant is Duos Catering, founded in 2009, which hopes to eventually include a “neighborhood hangout” style restaurant in the space. That’s according to Duos co-owner Benjamin Jury (photo left), who we met when we stopped by to find out who would be moving in.

Jury says the space’s big draw for him and his co-owners is its kitchen; you might recall that it was designed by a respected chef, the late Sean Goff of CafĂ© Revo, the first restaurant to operate in the space (2009-2010). According to Jury, the Duos partners are also impressed by the wood bar that dates back to the space’s Revo days. Right now, he says, friends are helping them clean and paint the space in hopes of getting it open for their catering work as soon as inspectors will allow; the restaurant plans are further down the road, and will probably begin with “small plates”-type offerings – they’re still considering their future options. To see what kind of food Duos creates, you can check out their catering menus online (event menus here, corporate menus here).

10 Comments

  1. So excited for you guys!

    Comment by Andrea Cruz — 7:06 pm August 26, 2012 #

  2. Yay! I wondered what was going to be happening when I drove by on Friday night!

    Comment by K — 7:43 pm August 26, 2012 #

  3. Duos is THE BEST. They have catered several of my company lunches and they are always 5-star! Glad they are doing well.

    Comment by Alison Paoli — 7:48 pm August 26, 2012 #

  4. These guys catered my wedding party at the last minute and the food was outstanding. They were also incredibly helpful in helping me find a replacement venue 10 days prior to my event. I cannot shower them with enough compliments!!!

    Comment by Joan — 9:49 pm August 26, 2012 #

  5. Wow! Way to go Josh and Co!! So happy to have you in the hood!
    Donna

    Comment by DBurns — 11:09 pm August 26, 2012 #

  6. I went to a wedding that was catered by Duos before, and I’d have to echo Alison’s and Joan’s comments. Food was sooo delicious! I especially loved their dungeness crab cakes and shrimp ceviche. I hope those will be part of their menu at this new place.

    Comment by Andrew — 11:50 pm August 26, 2012 #

  7. YEA, welcome to the area! Looking so forward to coming over for some food when you get settled and have the dining side open!

    Comment by coffee — 5:27 am August 27, 2012 #

  8. Awesome!! Their food is the best!!

    Comment by Elizagrace — 10:29 am August 27, 2012 #

  9. Cool!
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    Suggestion for Luna Park area: In light of the implementation of Rapid Ride and the corresponding loss of on-street parking along Avalon Way, it seems that it would be a good move on the part of both the City, KC Metro and the Luna business owners and residents to improve SW Bradford Street, 30th Ave SW and SW Orleans. Improve meaning sidewalk(s), curbs and good signage. The ability to figure out where to park when the couple of business affiliated parking lots are full is a frustrating experience. Cars are parked all over the place along the streets mentioned and property owners or renters along those streets put up signs claiming their own private parking places, what in reality is public parking in front of their homes. Do major street improvements which would provide parking for business patrons and institute a Residential Parking Zone system for the residents and make the whole thing work for everyone.
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    The same exact thing should be done by the City and the Downtown Emergency Services Center for the entire area around Delridge Way SW between Brandon and Juneau and 23rd to 26th. That whole area is a cluster-f___.
    With the DESC plopping itself down in the center of this planned for Brandon area business district, I would surmise that any private housing or business development will not take place until more public dollars go into basic infrastructure improvements such as curbs, sidewalks, art and street tree’s to offset the negativity of the DESC building.

    Comment by D I D — 8:15 am August 28, 2012 #

  10. I look forward to having another restaurant in the neighborhood

    Comment by P. — 5:12 pm August 30, 2012 #

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