West Seattle food notes: Fatburger, Zaw, Terra Cole, Copper Coin

Four West Seattle food notes to share:
FATBURGER’S TIMELINE: Lots of questions about when the first Fatburger within the Seattle city limits is opening; as first reported here in August, it’s in the heart of Alki, in the former Bada Bistro/Beachside Café/Alki Bakery spot at 61st and Alki. Today, an answer from its owners: The restaurant is expected to open in two to four weeks. Hours are likely to be 11 am-9 pm for starters, but given that it’s the offseason at the beach, that might evolve once they’re open and see how it goes. If you’ve been to a Fatburger on the Eastside, note that this one will come with something extra – two things extra, actually – wings and a full-service bar. (Photo: Illuminated sign visible through Alki window.)

(Photo added 7:41 pm – sign’s up at the new West Seattle location)
ZAW PREVIEW FREEBIES: As noted here two months ago, Zaw Artisan Pizza – which is a take-and-bake shop – is opening a West Seattle store in the for-sale strip mall on the northwest corner of 35th and Fauntleroy. Via its Facebook page, it’s offering “sneak preview” freebies this Wednesday-Friday, by advance reservation.

TERRA COLE BUTCHERY OPENS IN THE JUNCTION: The new meat-and-more shop in the former Coffee to a Tea spot in The Junction, featured here last month, has soft-opened. (Don’t go today, though – they’re closed Mondays.)

COPPER COIN’S ANNIVERSARY: Proprietor Aaron Shepherd says they’re celebrating the Admiral District restaurant’s first anniversary tomorrow (Tuesday, October 15th) with a special that incorporates a taste of political advocacy as the November election approaches:

Four seasons and Seven menu designs ago we opened the doors of The Copper Coin to our friends and neighbors in West Seattle. It’s been your standard first year for a restaurant. That’s to say, it’s been exhilaratingly bonkers. At the one year mark it’s a good time to take a moment to both celebrate and to remember why we come to work every day. In fact, we’ve decided to combine the two. Our menu states ‘our food is not grown, harvested, or cooked in a factory. We work with farmers who say yes to grass and no to drugs, and with fishermen who believe in being sustainably wild,’ and within those words you’ll find our opinion on Initiative 522. This Tuesday, October 15th, in support of I-522 and in celebration of the support we’ve received from our neighborhood over the last year, we are running our Deluxe Burger paired with an exclusive 1-year anniversary “Two Coins” Double Copper Ale by Two Beers Brewery for $5.22. Hopefully the $5.22 price for a burger and beer can serve as a thank you to our friends and as a catalyst for healthy conversation about an important topic for our community.

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28 Replies to "West Seattle food notes: Fatburger, Zaw, Terra Cole, Copper Coin"

  • Amy October 14, 2013 (3:36 pm)

    I can’t get a Fatburger at two in the morning?

  • Mike October 14, 2013 (4:40 pm)

    @Amy, that’s what I want too! Two in the morning got the Fatburger!

  • sgg October 14, 2013 (5:15 pm)

    The real question, is when do we think the first Fatburger in the city limits will close its doors for good?

  • Jeff October 14, 2013 (5:23 pm)

    I would guess they do pretty good business down there actually.

  • Smitty October 14, 2013 (5:29 pm)

    Fatburger is going to rock it. Can’t wait for the uppity granola heads to chime in about yet another “franchise”……..that serves “processed food”. Ewe!

    Can’t wait for opening day!

  • curtis October 14, 2013 (5:44 pm)

    Not to flog a dead meme, but a full bar? Does this mean that Fatburger will serve Merlot? Irony duly noted.

    Consider the meme flogged.

  • onion October 14, 2013 (5:49 pm)

    I have a better question: who wants to meet up at Copper Coin tomorrow around noon for the anniversary special? It sounds like a great break in the work day.

  • uppity granola head October 14, 2013 (7:06 pm)

    EWWWW!!! another franchise serving processed food! EWWW!! and they don’t even serve merlot! EWWWE!!!

  • 4th of Eight October 14, 2013 (7:23 pm)

    @ uppity: Hahahahaha!!! So good on the funny! Good sense of humor!

  • Smitty October 14, 2013 (7:54 pm)

    UGH for POTY!

    That’s “post of the year” for you non UGH folk.

  • datamuse October 14, 2013 (7:57 pm)

    In before someone complains about yet another pizza place… ;)

  • Michael October 14, 2013 (8:07 pm)

    Thanks Coppercoin for sharing your political opinion. I have never been there and now I never will. Fatburger sounds awesome!

  • Gini Johnson October 14, 2013 (8:24 pm)

    I LOVE the Copper Coin. Jayme and I go often for lunch.. The food is amazing. I just wish that Billy Kincaid had decorated it!

  • Thomas October 14, 2013 (8:27 pm)

    I can’t be more excited to say that I will go get one of those burgers/beers and enjoy supporting sensible labeling and a damned fine establishment in West Seattle. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I-522? Voting yes, all day long.

  • Chris October 14, 2013 (8:38 pm)

    We’ll because copper coin shared their opinion I will now seek them out.

  • Marco October 14, 2013 (8:40 pm)

    I wanna be closed Mondays.

  • Mac J October 14, 2013 (8:43 pm)

    I cannot believe a restaurant would have an opinion on food law. The nerve.

  • Wayne October 14, 2013 (8:43 pm)

    Interesting about the location of Zaw. Years ago (as in the 80’s) there was a take and bake pizza place in that strip mall known as Saucy’s. Went there all the time.

  • Chris October 14, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    Thanks Copper Coin for sharing your political opinion. It’s great when business leaders stand up like that! I’ve been there lots and will continue to go – especially now!

  • onion October 14, 2013 (10:20 pm)

    Fwiw, I support Copper Coin but not 522. Seems like excessive unproductive regulation to me — and I study food labels when I shop.

  • S October 15, 2013 (12:02 am)

    Had the best pulled pork sandwich in my life Saturday at Terra Cole.

  • W Sea Neighbor October 15, 2013 (9:12 am)

    Another props to Terra Cole–had an amazing pulled chicken sofrito sandwich and pepper pot soup there the other day. Their pickles rock too. All of their butchered meats are sourced locally and sustainably as well.

  • save the small farmer October 15, 2013 (10:39 am)

    I’m anti-522 too. Labeling based on politics and marketing instead of science simply dilutes legitimate labeling that really does affect people’s health.

  • rcl October 15, 2013 (3:43 pm)

    to all the anti 522 people… = what is wrong with additional knowledge? …..nothing.

  • RJB October 15, 2013 (5:11 pm)

    Congrats to the Copper Coin for one year in West Seattle!

  • rdf October 15, 2013 (9:05 pm)

    Had an awesome lamb sausage wrap at Terra Cole today. My MIL had the pork with green tomatoes and white cheddar hers was good too. We also had their lentil salad and potato salad both excellent!

    As a side note I bought some maple bacon to cook at home. Not too sweet :)

  • onion October 15, 2013 (11:14 pm)

    Thanks Copper Coin for a great burger and beer– at any price.
    Thanks Zaw. Can’t wait to try your pie Friday.
    Re. 522: check out the excellent Seattle Times article from Sunday.

  • Rachel October 29, 2013 (1:40 pm)

    So excited for the new butcher! His pickles are fantastic and toddler approved, his marinera is as good as mine and easier to make. He has sauces to finish his amazing 28 day aged filet mignon steaks, both are to die for. I tried his house made Italian sausage as well, very good, and so far I have no complaints. Prices are slightly higher than the grocery store but not unreasonably so, I feel the value in the quality of his products is worth it. I hope everyone supports this wonderful new addition to our junction.

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