West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle restaurants http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:34:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle food/drink notes: Treehouse Lounge; Blackboard Bistro; Spoke & Food; new Alki tour… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-fooddrink-notes-treehouse-lounge-blackboard-bistro-spoke-new-alki-tour/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-fooddrink-notes-treehouse-lounge-blackboard-bistro-spoke-new-alki-tour/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=280398 Four food/drink notes today, starting with two venues getting new looks:

(In-progress photo courtesy Mind Unwind/Treehouse Lounge – see the ‘after’ view tonight)
GROUND-FLOOR ‘TREEHOUSE’: Krystal Kelley from Mind Unwind at 2206 California SW in The Admiral District says its Treehouse Lounge is reopening at 4 pm today after a big change – more like an exchange: The lounge will now be on the ground floor, while Mind Unwind‘s adult art classes (etc.) will be on the second floor. The work’s been under way for about two weeks. “Many people have been walking by worrying that the art gallery is going away, it isn’t…in fact, it is becoming even more robust.” It’ll reopen with 4-10 pm hours Tuesdays-Saturdays, serving “specialty sake cocktails, wine, and beer,” plus, Kelley adds, “Food service will be coming in September. We are 21 and over until we introduce food, then we will be family friendly.”

BLACKBOARD BISTRO: South of Admiral, Blackboard Bistro is scheduled to reopen tomorrow after 4+ days of renovation work (extra Wednesday-Thursday closures following BB’s usual Monday-Tuesday days off). The restaurant is in its fifth year at 3247 California.

DINE OUT TUESDAY FOR SPOKE & FOOD: The annual dining-out fundraiser encouraging people to ride their bikes to dinner is next Tuesday (July 29th), 5-10 pm, and two local venues are on the list this year – Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) at Seacrest, and Proletariat Pizza in White Center. The Outdoors For All Foundation gets 20 percent of the proceeds on Spoke & Food night; here’s the official citywide flyer.

SPEAKING OF BIKING AND DINING … A new tour launched on Alki this month combines both. Taste Seattle Food Tours, owned by West Seattleites Felicia Watson and Roen Ako, is now offering bicycle tours at 11 am Fridays and Saturdays with stops at five beach-area eateries, starting at Marination and ending at another WSB sponsor, Salty’s. They invite locals and tourists alike to try it out; you’ll find more information on their company’s website.

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West Seattle restaurants: Alki sign up for future Blue Moon Burgers http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-restaurants-alki-sign-up-for-future-blue-moon-burgers/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-restaurants-alki-sign-up-for-future-blue-moon-burgers/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:12:45 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=278959

Thanks to Kenna for the photo and to Will for the tip – the Blue Moon Burgers sign finally has gone up at its future Alki location (former home of Alki Auto Repair, now in the Luna Park business district). Our first report was back in March; Blue Moon officially confirmed it to us in early April. When we spoke with him then, owner Charlie Olson didn’t expect that remodeling work (they’re remodeling, NOT replacing, the auto-repair building) would take long once they got the permits; we’ll check with him to see if they have an update.

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West Seattle food: Shoofly Pie Company to close in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-food-shoofly-pie-company-to-close-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-food-shoofly-pie-company-to-close-in-the-junction/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:56:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=278089

(King County Assessor’s Office photo)
Shoofly Pie Company in The Junction has announced its shop will close next month. Here’s what proprietor Kimmy Tomlinson posted this morning on Facebook:

Friends of Shoofly – After 7 wonderful years bringing pie to wonderful West Seattle, Zak and I have decided to pursue other life interests (I dunno, maybe write a cookbook?! ;)). Our last day at our retail store will be Sunday, August 17th. It is bittersweet, but we are also looking forward to the next chapter of our lives.

Thank you so much for supporting us from the beginning when most people were asking the question, “you’re going to open a bakery that only sells pie??!?” We hope you’ve enjoyed our handmade pies as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for you. Thank you to all the brides and grooms who have given us the honor of making your wedding pies. Most of all, thank you to our amazing staff who have always gone above and beyond throughout the years. We’ll miss you.

Please stop by at street fair and over the next weeks to enjoy some pie and help us say goodbye. And remember, Pie Fixes Everything!

Shoofly is at 4444 California SW, where it opened in July 2007 (and notes, also on FB, that it’ll be open 10 am-4 pm on the 4th of July).

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West Seattle (and vicinity) food notes: Room 22; Full Tilt; Top Pot Doughnuts followup http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-and-vicinity-food-notes-room-22-full-tilt-top-pot-followup/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-and-vicinity-food-notes-room-22-full-tilt-top-pot-followup/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:30:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=277590

ROOM 22: Last August, Pizzeria 22 proprietor Cary Kemp announced an expansion next door, to add dining-room and event space. The expansion, dubbed Room 22, opens Saturday, he tells WSB:

Room 22 will provide an additional 50 seats to our restaurant, as well as one of West Seattle’s largest private dining rooms for up to 50 guests. We will now be able to offer reservations for parties of 6 or more any time and will no longer have the space and wait issues that we have experienced in the past.

Saturday is also Pizzeria 22′s third anniversary.

SPEAKING OF ANNIVERSARIES: In case you missed the Full Tilt Ice Cream update on our partner site White Center Now last weekend, the company founded in White Center by Justin Cline and Ann Magyar celebrated its sixth anniversary last Friday. We stopped in that night for a quick check-in, and found Justin, Ann, and son Moss on hand:

Two major updates as Full Tilt continues to grow – they’ll soon launch an ice-cream truck (as compared to the cart/s they’ve had in recent years, including the one at last weekend’s Morgan Junction Community Festival) that’s expected to spend lots of time on Alki, and the number of grocery stores selling Full Tilt pints is about to double. They’re in 60+ stores now and about to add ~60 more, going into Western Washington QFCs.

SPEAKING OF ICE CREAM: It’ll be part of Top Pot Doughnuts‘ first West Seattle location. Back on Tuesday, we broke the news that Top Pot is moving into the vacant-since-built east side of 2758 Alki Avenue SW. Since then, we’ve had a chance to talk with Top Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck, and he had a few more details to share. First, the “fall” opening is vague because as always, it’s a matter of how the city permit process goes, and they don’t expect it’ll be any sooner than the first day of fall (September 21st). Second, the hours will likely be along the lines of 6 am-9 pm, with adjustment based on how business goes. Third, one special feature – Snoqualmie Ice Cream makes a special “doughnut-inspired” ice cream for a few Top Pot locations, and this one will feature it. Why West Seattle? we asked. Klebeck said every time they’ve opened a new spot somewhere, they’d hear from upset West Seattleites saying “why not here?” They were looking for the right location and finally decided this was it.

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West Seattle food: Top Pot Doughnuts coming to Alki Beach http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-food-top-pot-doughnuts-coming-to-alki-beach/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-food-top-pot-doughnuts-coming-to-alki-beach/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:33:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=277376

After three years, the remaining space at 2758 Alki Avenue SW has a tenant: Top Pot Doughnuts, according to broker Blake Taylor with West Coast Commercial Realty, who shared the photo above. That will put Top Pot between Subway (which opened in the west half of the 2758 Alki building last August) and Starbucks. The chain is Seattle-based, founded 12 years ago on Capitol Hill, with locations around the metro area plus one in Texas. We’re contacting Top Pot to find out more about its Alki plan. Side note: Its new beachfront home was built on the site of the original Pegasus Pizza on Alki, torn down four years ago, which in turn was 2 years after Pegasus moved down the block to the west.

4:52 PM: As pointed out by Mike in comments, Top Pot has since tweeted about the West Seattle location, saying it’ll open in fall.

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West Seattle restaurants: A Terrible Beauty has closed in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-restaurants-a-terrible-beauty-has-closed-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-restaurants-a-terrible-beauty-has-closed-in-the-junction/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:37:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=276001 After three years, the Irish pub/restaurant mini-chain A Terrible Beauty has closed its West Seattle location at California/Edmunds. When it opened in spring 2011, it was the second location, following the original A Terrible Beauty in Renton; it was later followed by a Lake Union ATB, and its owners recently announced they are adding a new brand in the same Lake Union building, The Big Country Lakeside Saloon and Kitchen. ATB’s website no longer mentions the West Seattle location, and the WS Facebook page appears to have been deleted; when we looked at it over the weekend, checking out the first reader tip that closure was looming, we noted a mention that ATB-WS had recently cut back on weekday hours, saying that nearby construction was affecting business. The closure was confirmed by someone who came to the door at the shuttered restaurant a short time ago, though he declined further comment.

ATB lasted longer in the corner space than its predecessors Table 35 (10 months) and Ama Ama (21 months). What’s next? We’ll be working to find out.

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Greenbridge Café: Welcome, new West Seattle Blog sponsor http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/greenbridge-cafe-welcome-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/greenbridge-cafe-welcome-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:06:33 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275993 Today we welcome one of our newest WSB sponsors, Greenbridge Café, now open for breakfast and lunch 6 days a week. New sponsors get the chance to tell you about themselves, and here’s what the café would like you to know:

Greenbridge Café is owned and operated by Chef Blanca Rodriguez (formerly with the Nordstrom Cafés and current owner of Pimienta Bar & Grill in Federal Way.

Greenbridge Café is a neighborhood gem using fresh, local ingredients for its delicious selection of gourmet sandwiches and soups. They have a wonderful assortment of hot foods, fresh-baked goods, and coffee or tea for breakfast. Lunches include an assortment of fresh gourmet sandwiches on assorted rustic, artisan breads and soups all made with local Northwest ingredients. (See the menu by going here.)

The Greenbridge Café philosophy is to support the community by providing a warm and friendly atmosphere for our customers. This is the perfect place to get out of the office for lunch with your peers or stop in for some delicious food and catch up with a good friend. Have a business meeting or celebration? Let us know and we’ll reserve seating for you.

Please stop by! We look forward to serving you! Current hours are 8 am-4 pm Mondays-Fridays and 10 am-4 pm Saturdays, at 9901 8th Avenue SW – 206-762-3447.

We thank Greenbridge Café for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

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West Seattle weekend scenes: Tat’s Truck & Burger Boss debut http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-weekend-scenes-tats-truck-burger-boss-debut/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-weekend-scenes-tats-truck-burger-boss-debut/#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:40:51 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=275894 As previewed here earlier in the week, two food debuts in West Seattle this weekend:


The truck spinoff from Tat’s Deli in Pioneer Square is scheduled to be open until 2 pm at 35th/Graham – that’s after a momentary scare, when the generator acted up right at 11 am, per a subsequent tweet from SeattleFoodTruck.com – which subsequently tweeted (and thanks also to the person who texted us) that it was fixed and all’s well now. For today, the truck’s in the Hans VW spot where other food trucks have held court over the years (including Marination’s “Big Blue” long before it opened Ma kai [WSB sponsor] at Seacrest). (Added a few minutes later – someone just texted to say the line’s about 20 people long, and the operators came out to say thanks to those who’d shown up.)

And at 9061 Delridge Way … Burger Boss opened Saturday afternoon as announced:

We stopped by about an hour after its opening; their walkup windows were busy. And thanks to Christina for sending images of the menu – here and here. We’ll be adding BB to the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide within a day or two (you are welcome to add mini-review-type comments to the ~100 entries there any time).

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West Seattle food: Gluten-free pizza; Father’s Day BBQ; new truck http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-food-gluten-free-pizza-fathers-day-bbq-new-truck/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-food-gluten-free-pizza-fathers-day-bbq-new-truck/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 04:54:57 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=274868 Three West Seattle food notes tonight:

GLUTEN-FREE CRUST AT ZEEKS: Starting Monday, a new option at Zeeks Pizza (WSB sponsor) – gluten-free crust. Our friends at Ravenna Blog broke the news on Twitter today:

The GF crusts are in partnership with Nuflours. You won’t see the option on the online menu immediately, but you’ll be able to order by phone – again, starting Monday – or while dining in.

FATHER’S DAY AT DUOS: A little over two weeks until Father’s Day, and Duos Lounge (WSB sponsor) in Luna Park is offering a special menu 11 am-4 pm, including barbecued ribs and fried chicken. See the menu here. Reservations suggested.

TAT’S TRUCK: A new food truck spinning off from the renowned Pioneer Square sandwich shop Tat’s Deli will be based out of West Seattle (as are more than a few trucks, you’ve probably noticed), its owners tell WSB. They’re planning a “soft open” on June 7th, West Seattle location TBA (watch here), and they’re hiring (here’s their CL ad – we’ll be pointing them to the free listings in the WSB Forums, too).

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West Seattle restaurants: Thai Landing closed by health inspectors http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-restaurants-thai-landing-closed-by-health-inspectors/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-restaurants-thai-landing-closed-by-health-inspectors/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 22:44:55 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=274631 Just in from King County Public Health – its inspectors closed the Thai Landing on Alki restaurant this afternoon. Here’s the notice published online:

Thai Landing on Alki
2620 Alki Av SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Closed: May 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Reasons:
Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
Foods not protected from cross-contamination
Equipment/utensils not properly sanitized
Handwashing facilities inaccessible
Failure to correct repeated violations

The county will announce when it’s cleared to open again; you can check its status here.

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West Seattle restaurant notes: Marination ma kai goes 7 days a week; Fresh Bistro goes retro; Admiral mystery; more http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-restaurant-notes-marination-ma-kai-goes-7-days-a-week-fresh-bistro-goes-retro-admiral-mystery-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-restaurant-notes-marination-ma-kai-goes-7-days-a-week-fresh-bistro-goes-retro-admiral-mystery-more/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 04:22:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=274401 West Seattle restaurant updates to share tonight:

MARINATION MA KAI’S SUMMER SCHEDULE: Starting tomorrow, Marination ma kai (1660 Harbor Ave. SW; WSB sponsor) will be open seven days a week for summer. GM Shawn Findley says that comes along with expanded summer hours – 9 am-9 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 9 am-10 pm Fridays and Saturdays – and the new patio bar is open throughout the holiday weekend. If you’re free for lunch on Wednesday, a TV crew will be there, and Marination is offering an extra treat with all purchases – details in this tweet.

FRESH BISTRO’S ANNIVERSARY MENU: Fresh Bistro (4725 42nd SW) just returned to the WSB sponsor team to help get the word out about its 5th-anniversary celebration, including a special menu with some of the favorites from its early days.

The special anniversary menu is available through June 5th, with dishes including pan-fried garlic-chive cakes, Ahi Tuna Avocado Mango, Kalbi-Marinated Grilled Wagyu Flank Steak for shared plates, Cedar Seared Wild King Salmon, Fennel-Crusted Halibut (photo above), and Kurabuta Pork New York for entrées, plus a special dessert treat – see the anniversary menu here, and other menus here. Fresh Bistro is open for dinner Mondays-Saturdays, 5 pm-10 pm, and for brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-3 pm; you can book a reservation online by going here.

ROYAL INDIA GRILL MYSTERY: We’re trying to find out the status of Royal India Grill in The Admiral District, after John tipped us that the space appeared vacant – we’ve gone by twice in three days and as of the second look today, the dining area is indeed empty, no furniture, no signs, nobody there, no information on whether it’s a closure or possibly something else like an impending remodel, nobody answers the phone, no hints on website or Facebook page. The restaurant changed hands in early 2013. Any info, please e-mail us!

HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Per social-media announcements, Zippy’s Giant Burgers will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday; Mashiko in The Junction will be closed Monday through Wednesday.

UPDATING THE WSB RESTAURANT GUIDE: We’re in the process of checking with local restaurants to see if any information has changed since last time we updated the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide. (Restaurants are also welcome to contact us any time with updates.)

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Taste of West Seattle tomorrow night: Still a few tickets! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/taste-of-west-seattle-tomorrow-night-still-a-few-tickets/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/taste-of-west-seattle-tomorrow-night-still-a-few-tickets/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 19:38:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=273376 The Taste of West Seattle, benefiting WS Helpline, is usually a sellout by the time the doors open and the tasting begins … so if you are thinking about going, but haven’t purchased tickets, don’t wait – a few dozen remain, we just found out.

What? Haven’t heard about it? More than 40 restaurants and beverage establishments are participating, and once you’re in, you can try them all, if you have time and room. It’s tomorrow night (Thursday, May 15th), at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW, south side of the historic schoolhouse), 6 pm if you get the VIP ticket ($95), 6:30 pm otherwise ($50), must be at least 21 (bring ID!). The participating/hosting venues donate the food, beverages, and people, and the proceeds go to make sure the Helpline can continue providing assistance to people in emergency circumstances. Tickets await you online, here.

P.S. Click ahead for a list of participants:

Participating restaurants, breweries and bakeries
A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub
Angelina’s
Baked.
Bakery Nouveau
Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge
Beveridge Place Pub
bin 41
Blackboard Bistro
Doolie’s Hot Sauce
Duos Lounge
Elliott Bay Brewery
Emeritus at Admiral Heights
Endolyne Joe’s
Freshy’s
Harry’s Chicken Joint
Herban Feast/Fresh Bistro
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar
Skylark Cafe and Club
Stuffed Cakes
Talarico’s Pizzeria
The Bridge
The Cask
The Copper Coin
The Swinery on California
Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
West 5
Husky Deli
La Romanza
Locol Barley & Vine
Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Menchie’s Admiral
Metropolitan Market at Admiral
Mission Latin Restaurant & Lounge
NW Wine Academy at SSC
Pecado Bueno
Phoenecia
Prost! West Seattle
Quadrato/Pizzeria 22
Salty’s on Alki
Schooner EXACT Brewing Company
Shoofly Pie Company

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Restaurant anniversaries: Zippy’s Giant Burgers turns 6, Luciano’s Pizza marks 10th http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/restaurant-anniversaries-zippys-turns-6-lucianos-pizza-marks-10th/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/restaurant-anniversaries-zippys-turns-6-lucianos-pizza-marks-10th/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 00:37:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=272118 Two anniversaries to note:

ZIPPY’S GIANT BURGERS: Six years ago today, Blaine Cook (center, photographed today with Nikki and Lyssie) and Rahel Cook opened Zippy’s Giant Burgers in Highland Park. (Here’s our opening-day story.) Though they moved to bigger digs in White Center three years later, we consider them an honorary “Wesseattle” business for life.

LUCIANO’S PIZZA: In case you didn’t already see the note in the WSB Forums – the little pizza joint next to the historic Admiral Theater has been open a decade, and is giving away pizza slices today to celebrate. Go see George and staff any time until 10 pm tonight.

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New local restaurant: Opening day for Greenbridge Café http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/new-local-restaurant-opening-day-for-greenbridge-cafe/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/new-local-restaurant-opening-day-for-greenbridge-cafe/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:56:16 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=271716 Just a block south of the West Seattle/White Center line, a brand-new restaurant opened today: Greenbridge Café. Its owner, Chef Blanca Rodriguez, e-mailed to let us – and you! – know about it. It’s been taking shape at the corner of 8th SW and SW 99th in recent months and is now open for breakfast and lunch (fresh-made sandwiches, salads, and soups), 8 am-4 pm. See the menu here. Chef Rodriguez also owns Pimientra Bistro and Bar in Federal Way.

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West Seattle restaurants: Burger Boss cooking up a walk-up in South Delridge http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-restaurants-burger-boss-cooking-up-a-walk-up-in-south-delridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-restaurants-burger-boss-cooking-up-a-walk-up-in-south-delridge/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:39:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=271425

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

One full year after signing the lease for the former Circle K site in South Delridge, the proprietors of Burger Boss are close to opening West Seattle’s next burger joint.

We talked with co-proprietor Brian Azzano at the almost-ready-to-open site (9061 Delridge Way SW) last night. WSB readers had reported sightings of activity for weeks – and we noticed exterior work, including the parking lot resurfacing – but it took a while to connect with the proprietors.

Now they’re uncloaked online too, with a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. And they have an in-your-face logo – a burger and fist.

But job 1 is to get the home of Burger Boss open.

Azzano is a resident of the Roxhill area and says he’s lived in West Seattle about a dozen years, but he’s originally from Omak, and has a soft spot for the small-town burger-joint charm. He and business partner Ryan Hopkins have experience in the restaurant industry – most notably, opening Fuel Sports Bar in Pioneer Square (they’ve since sold their shares, he says). But he’s had his eye on this long-vacant site for a while.

So they’ve been working slowly, first to “develop the concept,” then on remodeling over the past year to get the space ready. It really will be a walk-up-only restaurant to start – there’s no room inside for seating, and on the outside, adding tables would put them in a whole new category, requiring a public restroom, for example. So for starters, Azzano says, it will have a Dick’s Drive-In kind of vibe.

Not just because of the three walkup windows, but also, the vibe applies to the food, too – “basic burgers,” singles, doubles (“the Dub-C”), triples (“the Triple Whammy”).

Fries, onion rings, ice-cream treats with soft-serve – shakes, sundaes, etc. “Fast service, with a quality product” is their intent. They’re also planning a few extras, like boneless wings and hand-dipped corn dogs. “We’re a big fan of fair food.”

And they’re planning to be open late – starting up at 10 or 11 am, closing at 10 pm Sundays-Thursday, midnight or maybe even later on Fridays and Saturdays. Late-night take-out isn’t that easy to find around West Seattle, so he’s hoping Burger Boss will help fill the gap.

Right now, by the way, they’re hiring. And getting ready for inspections, starting next week. If all that goes as well as hoped, they should be ready for a soft open in mid-May, no later than June 1st. “That’s our line in the sand,” Azzano smiles. And then at some point in the summer, they’re hoping to have a big block-party-style grand opening.

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