Triangle tidbits: Barbecue followup; teriyaki name change

sandwichboard.jpgFollowup to our Thursday report about the “Sammich Slingers” sign sighting in the former Seattle Teriyaki/Burger storefront in the 4400 block of Fauntleroy: Called the number on the sign again today, and this time somebody answered: Otis, who runs the Greenwood barbecue joint OK Corral. He confirms this is a second location, not just a move. He didn’t want to say too much more till a key milestone in his preparations is past – probably next week. The West Seattle restaurant’s not open yet, by the way, but hopefully won’t take too long. More next week! Meantime, a short distance away, say goodbye to a familiar sign:


We were at Yasuko’s this afternoon for the occasional half-chicken which is demanded by a really rough week. Noticed the cards on the counter said “Beni Hoshi Teriyaki, The Best in Seattle.” Just a new name, an employee explained, not new owners; is the sign changing? we asked – maybe Sunday, he replied. The cards, by the way, have the Yasuko, er, Beni Hoshi menu on the flip side – very efficient use of dead trees for a takeout menu.

5 Replies to "Triangle tidbits: Barbecue followup; teriyaki name change"

  • changingtimes September 26, 2008 (8:56 pm)

    pulled pork!! catfish! hotlinks!!! about time west seattle!!!! bring it on!!! im sooo excited!!!(and hungry) :)

  • Jiggers September 27, 2008 (1:52 pm)

    Niko Teryiaki next to Subway is the best of them all.

  • que September 27, 2008 (2:50 pm)

    OMG!!! The OK Corral is so great! Incredible food, crazy cheap, and huge piles of it! Otis rules! I will be happy to welcome him to WS!


  • villagegreen September 29, 2008 (9:53 am)

    Holy freakin’ cr*p. The OK Corral is the best bbq in the city IMO! I swear just last week I was telling my friend from Greenwood how jealous I am that he lives two blocks away. This is even better news than Zeke’s coming to WS!

  • lucky lou September 30, 2008 (11:46 pm)

    Too bad Yasuko’s is not going away. The food is mediocre at best, and the service is surly on a good day, but really, this place is so freaking unclean and gnarly, I can’t believe I ever eat here. When a kitchen and dining room are that noticeably unclean it’s a scary thing. To top it all off the building is a serious eyesore. The new sign does nothing to improve things.

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