FOOD BIZNOTES: Skylark, Il Nido, Elliott Bay Brewing

It’s a night for notes. We have three from the West Seattle food world:

SKYLARK @ THRIFTWAY: The Skylark in North Delridge is one of the restaurants that’s also been selling “provisions.” And now it’s branched out beyond its own premises. You can get The Skylark’s smoked meats at West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor) – bacon in the store’s Meat & Seafood Department, smoked chicken and porkstrami in the Morgan St. Grill (deli). You can, of course, also still dine in (patio too) at, or take out/get delivery from Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

IL NIDO: The instant-legend restaurant at the Alki Homestead (2717 61st SW) closed in mid-summer after pursuing the provisions/market model for a while. Now it’s planning to reopen, dine-in only, September 22nd. Seattle Met‘s Allecia Vermillion broke the story.

ELLIOTT BAY BREWING: Though you probably won’t want to use it until early next week, EBB in The Junction now has an outdoor seating area!

(Photo via @westseattlejunction on Instagram)

8 Replies to "FOOD BIZNOTES: Skylark, Il Nido, Elliott Bay Brewing"

  • Admiral guy September 12, 2020 (9:22 pm)

    EBV sitting area looked great on the parking spot BUT the two tables they put on the sidewalk by their windows leaves leas than 6 feet between sidewalk user and those sitting without masks. 😷

  • R September 13, 2020 (6:44 am)

    Outdoor seating like that at EBB is all over Portland. It takes Seattle a while to catch on. It’s such a  better model for keeping restaurants sustainable during covid. 

    • MrsT September 13, 2020 (9:56 am)

      Portland has always done better at restaurants than Seattle. We need way more food truck corrals around here. 

  • anonyme September 13, 2020 (10:29 am)

    Something has to be done about the sidewalk bottleneck at Husky Deli.  There is approximately two feet of sidewalk space between pedestrians and unmasked sidewalk diners.  When I was in the Junction last week, most people were squeezing between the parked cars and walking in traffic to avoid this unsafe situation.  This reeks of preferential treatment; even without Covid restrictions, I find it hard to believe that a business can legally so greatly impact the right of way.  As for the food trucks, great idea!  I would also love it if some food trucks moved around in neighborhoods so that the home-bound could grab some grub without having to drive to a destination.  I was also thinking that this would be a great model for Covid testing – send mobile units to a certain neighborhood on scheduled days.  Not everyone can drive everywhere, and some of us have had all public transit options eliminated.

  • HS September 13, 2020 (11:30 am)

    I passed by the outdoor seating and it looked so inviting. And seats were occupied which was also nice to see.

  • Kathy September 14, 2020 (12:47 am)

    I will miss the Il Nido market. Great food to take home without needing to try for an “impossible”  reservation. Good luck to them with dine in.

  • Kari A. Holsberry September 17, 2020 (12:08 pm)

    I just tried to make a reservation at Il Nido and they aren’t accepting reservations. They will need to fix this if they intend to start food service on 9/22. Excited to go!

    • WSB September 17, 2020 (1:03 pm)

      They seem to prefer to communicate through Instagram but I just checked their feed and there’s nothing new about when reservations will open.

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