Ethan Stowell (Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf and Union) is opening his fourth restaurant in late December-early January with business partner Patric Gabre-Kidan. Anchovies and Olives will focus on Italian seafood---crudo, fresh sardines, branzino, clams with pasta, and more---with all items $18 or less. This latest culinary venture will make the duo a major retail tennant in a new apartment building complex at 15th Avenue East and East Pine Street. Rentals may go fast with a dining spot guaranteed to be good right downstairs!
Poppy blooms! Jerry Traunfeld's eagerly awaited restaurant on Capitol Hill is now open. Poppy's concept is based on a "thali," or platter, which is used in India to deliver a variety of small dishes. Traunfeld, who was the chef at The Herbfarm for 17 years, has created a prix-fixe menu ($32 person) that fuses the "thali" concept with his signature style highlighting seasonal ingredients and fresh herbs and spices. The end result is a modern Northwest tasting menu served all at the same time. Dinner Tues.-Sun.. Poppy, 622 Broadway E. (at Roy St.), Seattle, WA 98102, 206-324-1108.
"A Bigger, Better Garage
Just in time for cozy winter outings, Capitol Hill's favorite 21-and-over hang-out The Garage is now 35,000 square feet and has two new artfully designed lounges, a total of 20 bowling alleys, 24 pool tables, six bars, three private rooms, and a full-service restaurant. The Garage, 1130 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122, 206-322-2296. "
"Tamarind Tree Adds Belltown Branch
Tamarind Tree, the beautiful, tasty and wildly popular Vietnamese restaurant in the International District, is branching out to Belltown. It's taking over the corner location on Second and Stewart recently vacated by Qube with an opening expected by the end of the year. Tamarind Tree, 1901 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98101, no phone available yet. "
After many years, Serafina's executive chef John Neumark is leaving to pursue other interests; chef de cuisine Dylan Giordan, who has been at Serafina since 2001, will take his place. Serafina, 2043 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102, 206-323-0807.
The Cherry Street Coffee House chainlet has spread its wings with a new concept: Cherry Street Public House opened on Sunday in Pioneer Square. The pub is situated in the new Weyerhaeuser Building, overlooking Occidental Park.
“We have a CSCH to the right on 1st and Cherry and to the left on 1st and King, so I knew we couldn’t just put another Cherry Street in the middle. The location was a perfect opportunity to do something new and fresh, creating a new tier to the Cherry Street brand,” said Laila Ghambari, the company’s director of coffee and daughter of co-owner Ali Ghambari. So the company went a different direction. “We are excited to be opening up this new concept and flagship in Pioneer Square where Cherry Street first started 20 years ago.”
Not only is there beer and wine — this is a “public house” after all — but several of the dishes reflect the Ghambari family’s Persian roots: Persian stews, gyros, and falafel. Ghambari says to expect some of the menu, overseen by chef Noah Gough, to change throughout the year to reflect seasonal items. There’s also a weekend brunch and, starting March 3, a happy hour and slightly later operating hours."
Following closely on the heels of last Thursday’s “A Day Without Immigrants”, during which immigrants — legal and otherwise — went on strike to protest the current administration’s immigration policies, a handful of Seattle restaurants are making it easy to chow down charitably this Presidents’ Day. Here are the ones Eater has spotted:
Mamnoon is acclaimed for its Middle Eastern food; its owners, Wassef and Racha Haroun — who came to the United States from Syria — are known for hiring and supporting Syrian refugees. Today, the restaurant is donating 10 percent of sales to the American Civil Liberties Union “to fight for the rights of immigrants and refugees,” The Seattle Times reports.
Cupcake Royale is giving 25 percent of today’s cupcake sales at all six of its locations to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. The NWIRP does “amazing work defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education,” Cupcake Royale said in an Instagram post."