West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle restaurants http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:15:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle restaurants: Mioposto coming to Admiral in ex-Admiralty House Antiques building http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-restaurants-mioposto-coming-to-admiral-in-ex-admiralty-house-antiques-building/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-restaurants-mioposto-coming-to-admiral-in-ex-admiralty-house-antiques-building/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:45:30 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299003 West Seattle is getting more pizza. Eater elaborates this morning on what the business-license database also revealed for the future-restaurant half of 2141 California SW, formerly Admiralty House Antiques – this spring, it’ll become the third location of Mioposto, after Mount Baker and Bryant. The concept, according to Mioposto’s website, is wood-fired pizza and small plates (here’s the online menu). We reported last summer that the building was being split into two spaces, with Prospect Mortgage on the south side and “an experienced restaurant operator” sought to lease the north side. That certainly defines Mioposto’s proprietor, Jeremy Hardy, whose company Seattle Eats also owns Coastal Kitchen on Capitol Hill. (WSB file photo from July 2014)

P.S. Residential construction is proceeding on what had been the vacant area west of the antiques-turned-mortgage-and-restaurant building, where a 3-unit rowhouse is planned.

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West Seattle restaurants: Pizzeria 22 closing tomorrow in memory of business partner’s son http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-restaurants-pizzeria-22-closing-tomorrow-in-memory-of-business-partners-son/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-restaurants-pizzeria-22-closing-tomorrow-in-memory-of-business-partners-son/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:50:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=297877 We received this from Pizzeria 22 proprietor Cary Kemp:

It is with great sadness that I inform you that my business partner at Pizzeria 22, Mike McConnell, has lost his son to a drug overdose. In memory of Andrew McConnell, Pizzeria 22, all Caffe Vita’s, and Via Tribunali’s will be closed on Tuesday, January 13th. Andrew was a gifted young man with extraordinary talents and will be greatly missed.

You can read about Andrew McConnell in his obituary on Legacy.com.

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West Seattle restaurants: Last day for Firefly Café and Creperie http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-restaurants-last-day-for-firefly-cafe-and-creperie/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-restaurants-last-day-for-firefly-cafe-and-creperie/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:06:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=297766 Today is the last day of business, for now, for Firefly Café and Creperie in The Junction, writes its owner Charell Estby in this Facebook post. It’s been up for sale for half a year, she writes, and while it’s still listed and looking for a new owner, she has to move on. Firefly opened at California/Genesee in fall 2012 and has been involved in many community charity drives and donations along the way. Firefly is open today until 3:30 pm.

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Game Day note: Earlier hours today for Harry’s Chicken Joint http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/game-day-note-earlier-hours-today-for-harrys-chicken-joint/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/game-day-note-earlier-hours-today-for-harrys-chicken-joint/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:28:29 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=297713 Just heard from Harry’s Chicken Joint (6032 California SW; WSB sponsor), which is changing its hours because of tonight’s Seahawks playoff game – open 1-5 pm instead of the usual 4-8 pm. So if you want chicken for the game, get it early. Anybody else changing hours for the game, let us know in the comment section below – thanks!

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West Seattle restaurants: Pagliacci expansion; Bamboo’s new name; New Year’s Eve dining http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/west-seattle-restaurants-pagliacci-expansion-bamboos-new-name-new-years-eve-dining/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/west-seattle-restaurants-pagliacci-expansion-bamboos-new-name-new-years-eve-dining/#comments Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:55:07 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=296406 Restaurant updates today:

PAGLIACCI PIZZA EXPANDING IN WEST SEATTLE: After spotting construction-permit applications, we confirmed with Pagliacci Pizza that its West Seattle location (4449 California SW) is expanding. Pagliacci’s Matt Galvin confirms, “We did just submit drawings to the City to expand our dining capacity. Our plan is to go into construction in the spring with a mid-June opening. We will offer slices, lots of new seating, and beers on tap. We will open at 11:00 every day.” The expansion will stretch into the Clementine’s-turned-Lika Love space next door, adding more than 600 square feet to Pagliacci’s current 1,800-sf space. (We asked Lika Love owner Malika Siddiq about her future plans. She tells WSB she’ll continue to be “out and about in the truck when the weather warms up” as well as looking for a permanent space and selling online via shoptiques.com.)

BAMBOO’S NEW NAME: One month ago, Bamboo Bar and Grill (2806 Alki SW) closed for an overhaul, confirming it’ll reopen as a sports bar. While checking out this morning’s “king tide” across the street, we noticed it’s announced the new name, Alki Huddle:

No word yet on timeline for opening; STS Construction Services (WSB sponsor) is on site working on the revamp.

SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNERS: While the WSB holiday restaurant list already shows who told us they’ll be open New Year’s Eve, we’re also compiling notes about any West Seattle restaurants with special New Year’s Eve dinners. For starters: The Cassis bistro on Alki (WSB sponsor) is taking reservations for its special prix-fixe menu – see it here. Cassis is at 2820 Alki SW. We’ve also heard from Blackboard Bistro (3247 California SW) – see its New Year’s Eve plan here. Anyone else with a special New Year’s Eve menu? Let us know.

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West Seattle restaurants: Quick updates on 2 opening soon http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/west-seattle-restaurants-quick-updates-on-2-opening-soon/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/west-seattle-restaurants-quick-updates-on-2-opening-soon/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:49:02 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=295769 From the “in case you were wondering” file … two more quick followups on what will likely be the next two West Seattle restaurants to open:

COASTLINE: As first reported here last summer, this is the burger joint that is going into the former Shoofly Pie Company spot at 4444 California SW. We checked in with proprietor Aaron Shepherd, who also owns Copper Coin in Admiral; he says they’re hoping to be open before year’s end. In the meantime, Coastline is listed on posters as the starting point for the West Seattle Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday night, and Shepherd says they will be keeping that commitment by pouring beers – just no burgers yet!

BLUE MOON BURGERS: As first reported here last spring, this Seattle mini-chain is converting the former Alki Auto Repair (which moved to Luna Park) location at 2504 Alki Ave. SW. A spokesperson tells us that Blue Moon is now hoping to be open by mid-January.

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West Seattle restaurants: Duos’ lounge closing, catering continuing http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/west-seattle-restaurants-duos-lounge-closing-catering-continuing/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/west-seattle-restaurants-duos-lounge-closing-catering-continuing/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:22:26 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=295470 Two years after opening its restaurant/lounge at 2940 SW Avalon Way in the Luna Park business district, Duos announced today that it’s closing that part of its business, while continuing with catering:

Thank you for all the support and love you have shown to us here at the restaurant. We value the relationships we have built with you and we will truly miss seeing you. Our last day open will be December 20th, 2014 – Our two year anniversary.

The restaurant has become such a growing success for us and we were getting busier every day! It is such a great feeling to have a loyal support base and it made our decision that much more difficult. Unfortunately, we share this building with our catering department which has also grown substantially over these past two years. As a result, providing quality food for both the restaurant and catering has proven to be difficult and space has become limited.

Our business growth has been a blessing for us and it pains us to know the outcome of Duos’ success means closing the restaurant. We will still have an active role in the community and continue to support and donate to the wonderful schools and organizations in the area. We will remain in this building, producing our great catered food and we will keep the space open as an event venue. We will be holding events at the space offering special menus, date nights, cooking classes, and fun wine maker dinners!

This was an industrial and then retail space until five years ago; Café Revo was the first restaurant there, in 2009-2010, followed by Avalon for a year, early 2011 to early 2012, and then Duos, which opened its lounge/restaurant in fall 2012.

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3 changes on 35th SW: Red Star Pizza; JC’s Deli; Hallows Church http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/3-changes-on-35th-sw-red-star-pizza-jcs-deli-hallows-church/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/3-changes-on-35th-sw-red-star-pizza-jcs-deli-hallows-church/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:23:52 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=295358 Changes ahead at three locations along a one-mile stretch of 35th SW:

‘NEW BEGINNING’ AT RED STAR PIZZA: Fans of the Sunrise Heights pizzeria have noted an inconsistent schedule for a while, and as first noted here back in May, the location’s future has been up in the air, with plans for the site to be redeveloped as the new home of Clearview Eye Clinic. Last week, the Red Star Twitter account announced closure until further notice, but possibly a “new beginning” ahead. Then today, co-proprietor Shannon Cross e-mailed WSB to say she now owns Red Star along with her West Seattle-native uncle Bill Bent, and that they plan to “rock 7514 35th until 5/31/2015, then we will move location to another part of West Seattle. Red Star is here to stay… Go, Hawks!” (Added: They expect next Wednesday to be their “grand re-opening,” with hours Wed-Fri 4 pm-10 pm, Sat. 2-10 pm, Sun. 12-9 for starters.)

JC’S DELI TO CLOSE: Jeanette Cummings says she’s closing her sandwich shop/deli at 35th/Henderson after this month. It’s been there for 2 years and 2 months. She cites slow business, but we note that this building also is up for sale, offered for $675,000 in a listing that touts “three well-established tenants” as well as redevelopment possibilities (it’s zoned for development up to four stories).

HALLOWS CHURCH: The church at 35th/Cloverdale – formerly Calvary Lutheran, then Gatewood Baptist, then Life Church, but idle the past two years – is now launching as Hallows Church, according to a postal-mail postcard that points to a website which shows that it’s branching off from a church of that name in Fremont. (Side note: Property records show the building’s ownership is still in the name of Gatewood Baptist, as it has been since 2006; court records show a lawsuit between people associated with GB, regarding the future of the property, was dismissed earlier this fall.)

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Biznote: Zippy’s Giant Burgers opens Georgetown location during unplanned White Center closure http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/biznote-zippys-giant-burgers-opens-georgetown-location-during-unplanned-white-center-closure/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/biznote-zippys-giant-burgers-opens-georgetown-location-during-unplanned-white-center-closure/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:10:25 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=293883 Three months ago, we brought you the news that Zippy’s Giant Burgers planned to open a second location in Georgetown. Today, it’s open, weeks earlier than expected, a good thing for Zippy’s fans because the unplanned closure of their White Center location continues – they’re still working on repairs for a key piece of equipment that broke down last week. The Georgetown location is at 5633 Airport Way South (map).

ADDED: Zippy’s expects to reopen White Center on Thursday (December 4) morning.

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West Seattle restaurants open Thanksgiving Day – and one unplanned closure tonight http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-restaurants-open-thanksgiving-day-and-one-unplanned-closure-tonight/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-restaurants-open-thanksgiving-day-and-one-unplanned-closure-tonight/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:15:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=293361 Just one more reminder before we get to Thanksgiving Day itself: If you are NOT cooking tomorrow, some West Seattle restaurants do plan to be open at least part of the day. As we do every year, we have compiled a list, and you can see that list here. (Keep in mind that proprietors do reserve the right to change their plans at the last minute, so if you find someplace closed that we had listed as planning to be open, or if you find someplace open that’s not on the list, please let us know – text/call 206-293-6302 or e-mail editor@westseattleblog.com; we’ll be updating as needed.) Other holiday info (coffee shops, grocery stores, free dinners, church services, more) is atop our Holiday Guide.

One unplanned restaurant closure *tonight* – Zippy’s Giant Burgers has been having big trouble getting something fixed for the past couple days and, according to a Facebook update, won’t be able to reopen until after the holiday.

P.S. One *new* place IS open – this is grand-opening night at The Westy, as recently announced/previewed here.

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Cassis: Welcoming the bistro on Alki as a new WSB sponsor http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/cassis-welcoming-the-bistro-on-alki-as-a-new-wsb-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/cassis-welcoming-the-bistro-on-alki-as-a-new-wsb-sponsor/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:01:02 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292747 Today we’re welcoming one of our newest WSB sponsors, Cassis, the bistro at 2820 Alki Avenue SW. Here’s what proprietor Jef Fike wants you to know:

The summer crowds are gone from the beach and we’re anxious to meet our new neighbors!

Cassis Bistro was open for 7 years on Capitol Hill and was a top ten restaurant in Seattle during that time. We have re-located to West Seattle and we love our new community.

Our food is anchored in French traditional bistro fare. It’s not fussy or precious. It’s just delicious, hearty, and comforting with lots of classics. Our menus change monthly to reflect the seasons and the local, fresh ingredients so readily available in Seattle. We work with small farmers and are committed to organic, grass-fed, non-processed ingredients. We have a great happy hour as well as wine specials on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in December. We will also be doing Sunday suppers beginning in December.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter at jef@cassisalki.com and like our Facebook page, Cassis. You can also follow us on Instagram at cassis_alki.

See you at the beach!

We thank Cassis 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 restaurants: Opening night for Peel & Press http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-peel-press/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-peel-press/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:11:52 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290352

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Two months after we first reported that Peel & Press was moving into the former Abbondanza space in Morgan Junction, it’s opening night. Just got that word from proprietor Dan Austin (below), with whom we talked in August.

His focus is “stone-fired” pizza and spirits – here’s the drink menu for happy hour (until 6) – and P&P will be open until 11 tonight at 6503 California SW.

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West Seattle Junction burger joint! Coastline uncloaks, seeks crowdfunding http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-junction-burger-joint-coastline-uncloaks-seeks-crowdfunding/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-junction-burger-joint-coastline-uncloaks-seeks-crowdfunding/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:52:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288605

Back in August, we reported that the former Shoofly Pie Company in The Junction would become Coastline, and that Aaron Shepherd, proprietor of Copper Coin in The Admiral District, is involved. Until today – that’s all we could find out. Remodeling has clearly been under way, as you can see in the photo above. And now Shepherd reveals, in his reply to our original inquiry, that Coastline will be a burger joint, and that he’s crowdfunding to get the job done:

The same team that opened Copper Coin is now opening Coastline, a neighborhood burger joint. At Coastline we will focus on the art of the burger, an American classic. By keeping our focus narrow and having a singular craft we are raising the bar on this classic. We create a house blended and hand formed burger using the best all-natural product available to us. Pairing this burger patty with a freshly baked bun that comes out of the Coastline Bakery and working with top quality produce is our recipe for delivering an awesome and delicious burger.

To go with your delicious burger we will be offering a rotating line up of local craft beers, hand cut fries, Husky Deli shakes, and POSSIBLY the same award winning Babe’s Onion Rings you find at both Red Mill and Copper Coin.

This Wednesday we will be having a dual celebration at Copper Coin. To celebrate the two year anniversary of Copper Coin and the soon to open Coastline we will be offering our Deluxe Burger with Haystack Fries at $4.99. On our one year anniversary, in support of I-522, we offered our Deluxe for $5.22, and had a blast seeing nearly all of our neighbors on one night. This year the deal is even better. Why $4.99? That’s the price of a Deluxe at Coastline.

As we near the end of the lengthy challenge that is opening a new restaurant we are turning to our friends and neighbors to help us with the final push of our project budget. We have decided that Kickstarter is the proper teammate in achieving our fundraising goal.

Shepherd’s pitch, complete with a video explaining Coastline, is up on Kickstarter now. Meantime, we’re pursuing a few followup questions, including how soon they hope to open.

12:08 PM: Mid-November, if all goes well, Shepherd replies. We also asked about the windows on the sides that somewhat resemble a drive-through configuration. But no, not going to be a drive-through.

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Five West Seattle food/drink biznotes http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/five-west-seattle-fooddrink-biznotes/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/five-west-seattle-fooddrink-biznotes/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:24:05 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286861 Five notes from the local world o’consumables:

COFFEE FOR CHARITY: New program at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB’s flagship sponsor – seven years now! – and Hotwire just marked its 12th anniversary): Each month, Hotwire is working with a charity to “create a special drink to help raise money for their charity. For every drink sold, $2 of the sales goes to their cause. This year we did a drink special with the folks from Seal Sitters and the people from the Log House Museum. I really enjoyed working with the non-profits, so I thought, let’s do it every month!” explains Hotwire proprietor Lora Swift (right). Right now, they’re helping Tilted Thunder raise money for its banked-track practice location. Two of Tilted Thunder’s leaders are West Seattleites, Lora notes. “The criteria is the non-profit must be a 501c3 and have a very strong tie to West Seattle.” Want to get in on Hotwire’s coffee-for-charity? Go here.

WESTSIDE PUBLIC HOUSE: According to both a tipster and a liquor-license application, that’s the new name in the works for the former Terrible Beauty pub/restaurant that closed abruptly in June at California/Edmunds in The Junction. The bare-bones Facebook page for the new operation calls it a “sports bar,” as did our tipster. No timeframe yet.

MOONDROP COFFEE AND TEA: That’s the new operation taking over the former Alki Juice and Java space across from Seacrest Pier, which had been for sale for a while. Sign says it’s expected to open in October.

FALAFEL SALAM TRUCK: This food truck is returning to West Seattle, one night a week for starters, 4-9 pm Wednesdays beginning next week (October 1st), according to chef/owner Shimi Kahn. New location: 7-11 at California/Charlestown.

HARRY’S CHICKEN JOINT: Reminder, it’s reopening tonight after a two-day break, 4-8 pm. Harry’s (a WSB sponsor) is at 6032 California SW.

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2 West Seattle food notes: Harry’s Chicken Joint, Marination ma kai http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/2-west-seattle-food-notes-harrys-chicken-joint-marination-ma-kai/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/2-west-seattle-food-notes-harrys-chicken-joint-marination-ma-kai/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:45:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285644 Two restaurant notes:

HARRY’S CHICKEN JOINT NOW OPEN SUNDAYS: North of Morgan Junction, Harry’s Chicken Joint (WSB sponsor) is open Sundays, starting today. Same hours as Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4-8 pm. Menu updates are on Harry’s Facebook page. (6032 California SW)

MARINATION MA KAI FALL HOURS START MONDAY: On the water at Seacrest, restaurant/bar Marination ma kai (also a WSB sponsor) changes to fall/winter hours, starting tomorrow (Monday, September 15th). General manager Shawn Findley says they WILL continue to be open seven days a week; starting tomorrow, it’s 9 am-8 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 9 am-9 pm Fridays and Saturdays. (1660 Harbor SW)

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