A roundup of 10 new places to eat and drink, in and around Seattle — plus seven new versions of places that already existed, plus two new places to get lunch, plus two sad endings.
BRAND-NEW SEATTLE RESTAURANTS:
– Sisters and Brothers in Georgetown: Already roaringly popular, this divey little spot serves excellent Nashville hot chicken, and guess who’s on staff as of today? Miles James, of dear departed Dot’s.
– Big Island Poke in Renton: Yep, a poke bar in Renton. The gentlemen of the Goat Federation blog (caveat: about whom I know nothing) seem very enamored of it. I will try this place for you (but if you’ve already tried it, let me know how it is!).
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– Gravy on Vashon Island: From a former Cafe Presse chef de cuisine, Gravy looks to be the best thing that’s happened to Vashon eating-out in a long time.
– Ironsteak in the I.D.: Run by chef Jacky Lo, formerly of Wild Ginger, this place has been open for a while, but no one seems to have noticed. It’s teppanyaki (that’s Benihana-grill-style, though the Seattle Benihana is now called Hamanasu), where Obbar Pocha used to be.
– Meltdown Pizza Co. on Capitol Hill: From the people of Still Liquor, it’s more pizza for Capitol Hill, right around the corner from that bar.
– Sizzle Pie on Capitol Hill: From the Portland-based concern, it’s even more pizza for Capitol Hill, plus a bar called Dark Bar next door, opening this Thursday, April 28, where Po Dog used to be.
– Chase Lounge in Ballard: It’s seafood (with arcade games — why not?) from Rob Milliron, formerly of Radici, Bizarro Italian Cafe and Homegrown.
– Seattle Mamak food truck: Making Malaysian food, it’s usually stationed at the food-truck pod in Ballard.
– Old Stove Brewing Co. in Pike Place Market: It’s a taproom with, in terms of food, “roast turkey sandwiches with sides and beer snacks,” they say.
NEW LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PLACES:
– Un Bien in Shilshole: Someone check the space-time continuum: The sons of the original Paseo owner have opened a second branch of their Paseo-like sandwich shop in the place where the second branch of Paseo used to be.
– The Calf & Kid on Capitol Hill: The great cheese shop, formerly in Melrose Market, has moved in with its cheese bar on 12th (sounds like love!).
– Mi La Cay near 12th and Jackson: The longtime Vietnamese spot on Rainier has moved slightly north to 212 12th Avenue South, where Malay Satay House used to be.
– Kiki Bakery in Haller Lake: It’s the fifth outlet of the L.A.–based spot (including one in Redmond), which also makes Taiwanese buns.
– Ballard Pizza Company in South Lake Union: It’s the third branch of Ethan Stowell’s pizza outfit, with happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. and an outdoor patio, too.
– Elemental Pizza downtown: It’s the third one. It’s in the Columbia Center.
– Fresh Flours Bakery and Cafe in West Seattle: It’s the fourth one.
NOW THERE IS LUNCH!