BIZNOTES: From Alki to Morgan Junction

Three quick food biznotes:

ALKI CHICKEN AND WAFFLES: A liquor-license application appeared online this week for a new restaurant at 2738 Alki SW, formerly B’s Po Boy, after Fatburger, Bada Bistro, Beachside Café. The proprietor of record for Alki Chicken and Waffles is Tom Lin, former owner of the Alki Homestead 1 door down, which was of course famous for its fried chicken until the restaurant was abruptly closed by a fire in 2009.

IL NIDO: Speaking of the Homestead, the historic landmark building that Lin sold four years ago, the Italian restaurant that’s moving in is now looking at a “May-ish” opening, according to its Instagram page (where you can see interior sneak peeks). We first reported on Chef Mike Easton‘s plan for Il Nido back in September.

THRIFTWAY BARBECUE TIME: Tomorrow’s the first benefit barbecue of the season at West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor), where they’ll fire up the grill around 11 am, proceeds benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank. 11:33 AM UPDATE: Just went to Thriftway to check and today’s barbecue is canceled – stormy. They’ll give it another go in two weeks (April 27th).

10 Replies to "BIZNOTES: From Alki to Morgan Junction"

  • Andrew Hall April 13, 2019 (7:10 am)

    Curious why it would be labeled “barbecue” when they’re using a grill?

    • WSB April 13, 2019 (12:34 pm)

      Barbecue = outdoor cooking event. Often involving a grill.

  • Anne April 13, 2019 (10:47 am)

    I read that Alki Chicken & Waffles will be using The Homesteads fried chicken recipe. Looking forward to trying it- good luck to them- hope this restaurant will be a great fit for Alki!

  • West Seattle since 1979 April 13, 2019 (11:27 am)

    Can’t wait for Il Nido to open!

  • WSB April 13, 2019 (11:32 am)

    Update: We just went down to Thriftway to check on today’s barbecue. Canceled, stormy. They’ll try again in two weeks.

  • HTB April 13, 2019 (12:28 pm)

    Any word on new locations for Phoenecia or Zaw Pizza?(also, when is the Hydrant opening?)

    • WSB April 13, 2019 (12:33 pm)

      No, no, and don’t know. Those are all on our incredibly long “following” list, though!

      • OnGraham April 13, 2019 (3:16 pm)

        Also closely watching what will happen at former Harry’s Chicken location. Windows are papered, does it mean something is on the way? 

        • WSB April 13, 2019 (3:51 pm)

          Always up to the landlord how they want to treat a space after its tenant(s) have moved out. For example, the former Sushi Samurai space on Alki has been papered over though its future is in partial redevelopment (apartments added above, garage space ground floor). We watch spaces’ futures via permit files as well as near-daily drivebys…

  • HTB April 14, 2019 (2:43 pm)

    Harry’s is papered over and has a For Rent sign up. Just drove by, however, and it looks like some work going on inside…

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