West Seattle food notes: New Admiral, Junction eateries; Elliott Bay repair closure ahead; more

West Seattle food-and-drink-world notes, starting with tidbits of info about two new establishments:

NEW LEAF BISTRO: That’s the new name shown in public records for the ex-Royal India Grill space that’s been vacant in Admiral since spring of last year, at 2342 California SW. According to a tip from a reader who had encountered the prospective operators (we’ve been going by and haven’t found anyone there yet), it’ll be a Vietnamese restaurant.

DUMPLINGS OF FURY: “Rumors of dumplings” in The Junction erupted in a recent comment thread. Now a liquor-license application tells the tale – Dumplings of Fury, coming to the ex-Quadrato spot at 4302 SW Oregon. The names on the application: The team from Shadowland, almost just across the street.

We’ll be working to find out more about both of those (both of which are seeking beer/wine licenses, not full bars). Also of note:

‘EVENINGS’ AT JUNCTION STARBUCKS: Less than a week ago, when the new Junction Starbucks opened, the company was still saying it hadn’t made a decision about whether it would feature the “Evenings” concept, despite applying for a liquor license two months earlier. Today, John e-mailed us to mention signs up in the shop, and confirmation from a barista, so we checked again with company spokesperson Haley Nieman, who says it’s official – the new store “will begin offering the Evenings menu in late September.” That involves an “expanded menu of shareable small plates” as well as “hand-selected wines and craft beers.” The concept was premiered on Capitol Hill five years ago and is currently in more than 75 stores.

REPAIR CLOSURE AHEAD FOR ELLIOTT BAY: Elliott Bay Brewing Co. manager Amy sends word that EBB will be closed for a few days next week: “Elliott Bay Brewery will be closing for repairs at 9 pm on Sunday 8/23. We will reopen for lunch at 11:00 am on Thursday 8/27.”

18 Replies to "West Seattle food notes: New Admiral, Junction eateries; Elliott Bay repair closure ahead; more"

  • anonyme August 20, 2015 (4:58 pm)

    Noodles AND dumplings? OMG. Heaven is real after all.

  • Kim August 20, 2015 (5:14 pm)

    Dumplings of Fury? Music to my dumpling-starved ears!!

  • The Truth August 20, 2015 (5:16 pm)

    I will miss Quadrato but dumplings…… Hellz yes!!!!

  • RT August 20, 2015 (5:31 pm)

    Delighted to hear of a Vietnamese restaurant coming to North Admiral…have been wishing for this for some time.

  • mr. the horse August 20, 2015 (6:19 pm)

    FACT: pierogies are the most furious dumplings.

    you can look it up.


  • Mr Matt August 20, 2015 (6:36 pm)

    Hahah I dig that name for the dumplings place

  • Laura August 20, 2015 (6:59 pm)

    I’m getting hungry just reading this!

  • gina August 20, 2015 (8:00 pm)

    Dumpling rumors sometimes do come true. Helps to have an inside source.

  • Martin August 20, 2015 (10:30 pm)

    Heck yes, do we know what kind of dumplings?

  • Sue August 21, 2015 (8:08 am)

    Dumplings of Fury is the most awesome name ever!
    And thanks for the heads-up about EBB – I seem to be there almost every week lately, and that was the plan for early next week as well. Now at least I know in advance to make other plans!

  • gina August 21, 2015 (8:18 am)

    Not apple dumplings,from what I understand.

  • westseaneighbor August 21, 2015 (8:46 am)

    If it is a not to “Fists of Fury” then I would suspect some form of asian-inspired dumpling shop. Cooked to order fresh dumplings–I would feel like I was back on the streets of Shanghai. That could be very awesome.

  • Wes C. Addle August 21, 2015 (10:45 am)

    Glad Admiral is getting some more love lately. Hoping that the New Leaf Bistro is related to Green Leaf!

    • WSB August 21, 2015 (10:52 am)

      Wes C. – the name on the liquor-license app only crosschecked to a “bistro” in Issaquah. (When not on-peninsula, we’ve appreciated Green Leaf over the years ourselves … have been to the Belltown one a couple times this year with fellow night-owl almost-grown-and-gone son; pho at midnight can be a thing of beauty …)

    • WSB August 21, 2015 (11:59 am)

      I haven’t had time to make phone calls today, too much breaking news and other stuff that takes priority, so that was nice of them to at least credit us for the “tip” following up on this report yesterday, as in the past we have had problems with that mostly-aggregating publication.

  • Tanya H August 22, 2015 (3:17 pm)

    First it was ramen and now dumplings. Seriously, I’m never going to leave WS anymore. Ok maybe not until someone opens a Korean restaurant.

  • Happy Camper August 24, 2015 (11:17 pm)

    Me too, longing for a Korean restaurant in WS!

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