FOOD BIZNOTES: Ezell’s opens, Circa adds breakfast, Gigi’s Café progress

Three biznotes from the West Seattle food world:

EZELL’S OPENS: Can’t miss the balloons all around the newly opened fried-chicken restaurant at California/Fauntleroy. After more trial runs over the weekend (as covered here), they’re open for business today.

CIRCA EXPANDS HOURS: As Circa (2605 California SW) celebrates 24 years in business, they’ve sent word they’re expanding hours: “To celebrated, we are opening for dine-in breakfast and brunch at 9 am 7 days a week for the first time in our history. We’ve had weekend brunch forever, but not weekday breakfast. This week we have $5 Bloody Marys to celebrate the occasion.”

GIGI’S CAFE: Chef Gino Williamson says his plan for a restaurant in the current Super 24 at Delridge/Findlay is moving along and he expects to be in the building in about two weeks. As we’ve reported previously, he’s naming it after his daughter Gianna. He’s continuing to sell food from his mobile business until then at 5441 Delridge Way SW and says he’ll be there afternoons/evenings daily through Friday.

16 Replies to "FOOD BIZNOTES: Ezell's opens, Circa adds breakfast, Gigi's Café progress"

  • Derek February 7, 2022 (12:30 pm)

    When does Benbow or whatever took over the Parliament spot re-open? Would love some live music outside of Skylark. 

    • helpermonkey February 7, 2022 (4:08 pm)

      @Derek – DrunkyTwoShoes BBQ in White Center has live music every weekend, in a covered, heated outdoor area. It’s a great venue and they have great bands. 

      • Derek February 7, 2022 (5:48 pm)

        I prefer something walkable in Admiral or Junction area

        • Curious February 7, 2022 (6:15 pm)

          Derek, there are buses.

          • Gable February 7, 2022 (10:03 pm)

            The 128 bus heads down California from the Admiral District, has a stop at Roxbury and 15th in White Center, and ends at South Center. Oh, the places you’ll go!

  • James February 7, 2022 (12:57 pm)

    When does this location get added to Doordash/Uber Eats? Seems they still guide me to Rainier location. 

    • CAM February 7, 2022 (3:29 pm)

      I think the business has to add themselves now, or at least approve it. The new legislation in Seattle prevents the delivery companies from offering delivery to a business without permission from the business. 

  • momosmom February 7, 2022 (3:38 pm)

    Derek/James …well why don’t you call and ask them yourselves…WSB people are very busy doing their own jobs or maybe ask your Mom to make the call for you.

    • WSB February 7, 2022 (4:10 pm)

      I think it was addressed to anyone who might know, not just us. I know the online ordering wasn’t enabled as of when I published this note – checked first – but the button’s there for when it is. Don’t know the company’s overall relationship with the food-delivery megacompanies.

    • Welcome to the real world February 7, 2022 (5:24 pm)

      Best response this week 

    • Rocket February 7, 2022 (11:07 pm)

      Is it really necessary to be so condescending even to the point of bringing up peoples mothers? This is a community news blog and does not need to some arena for hostility and trolling. Please consider offering criticism and advice and perspectives in a way that does not come across as bullying. 

      • Elton February 8, 2022 (1:40 pm)

        Thank you, Rocket! I had the same thought. I know people have been shut up in their homes for a while with the pandemic, but why is everyone attacking Derek for an honest question? I don’t see what’s wrong with wanting to support a local business rather than traveling to another part of town, why is that worthy of people’s derision??

        • CAM February 8, 2022 (2:25 pm)

          This theme, if not this specific location/conversation, started earlier this week in another comment section about resistance to specific types of businesses moving into the Junction. 

      • Let it be February 8, 2022 (3:33 pm)

        Agree with your words here, Rocket.

        Also, to add, let’s not feed the trolls anymore.

        Let it be, or like people say to their dogs ‘leave it.’

  • CarDriver February 7, 2022 (6:41 pm)

    Derek. You have a car and can drive somewhere. You could also ride a bike or take transit. Don’t need to limit yourself by only patronizing places in walking distance.

    • CAM February 7, 2022 (8:10 pm)

      By definition, urban villages, “Provide a high level of self-containment (people working, recreating and living in the same area).” The point is to be able to achieve the goal in your own neighborhood with the possibility of going other places too (public transit and biking), but always focusing on having all necessary elements available within walking distance. 

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