35 upstarts serving poke? New spots compete with old favorites in Seattle’s crazy restaurant boom

Owner Monica Dimas serves food at Capitol Hill’s Tortas Condesa inspired by dishes her mother made as Dimas grew up in Eastern Washington. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
Owner Monica Dimas serves food at Capitol Hill's Tortas Condesa inspired by dishes her mother made as Dimas grew up in Eastern Washington. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

Tons of openings, surprising shutdowns, a staff shortage — no wonder local chefs are uneasy. What’s going on?