New job for former Ovio operator

The Times (second item) says Shing Chin, who ran Ovio with wife Ellie Chin till the end of June, has a new job as assistant general manager of the Waterfront Seafood Grill on the downtown side of Elliott Bay. In other newspaper food news, the P-I’s weekly column mentions WSB toward the end, noting our “breathless reports” about WS restaurant comings and goings. (Hey, food is big news. 150-plus comments are the proof in the pudding.)

3 Replies to "New job for former Ovio operator"

  • Gatewood Gal September 19, 2007 (11:29 am)

    “noting our ‘breathless reports’ about WS restaurant comings and goings.”

    #1 Seattle is a food town.

    #2 Hey, we looooves our West Seattle, why cross the bridge to dine if we don’t have to? ;-)

  • Christopher Boffoli September 19, 2007 (12:06 pm)

    The Waterfront Seafood Grill (located on Pier 70, former home of MTV’s Real World house in the late 90’s) is a strange place. Lots of tables inside and out, mostly empty except when filled by unsuspecting tourists and companies doing office functions. Lots of kind waitstaff but few are attentive or particularly skilled. When I’ve dined there I’ve found it bland, unimaginative and way overpriced. This place is suited much more to travelers and ferry traffic than actual Seattle foodies. The only thing it has going for it is the view. I wish Mr. Chin the best of luck.

  • westwood September 19, 2007 (6:59 pm)

    Part of the reason we are all so interested is that until not so long ago you had to leave West Seattle to have a good time out with friends or eat fine dining. When I first moved here from the north end 12 years ago I was shocked at the lack of restaurants. The Keg didn’t cut it for me. Thank god that is no longer the case. Part of a more sustainable lifestyle is having a local business core nearby that we can reach for some of the finer things in life rather than driving downtown.

    Now if we can just get a bar at Westwood or south 35th somewhere…

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