July 13th, 2015 by Doree
Preserve and Gather café hopes to open this fall in the new building at the northeast corner of NW 85th Street and 6th Avenue NW.
From their website:
We will be serving skillfully prepared coffee and artisan tea while crafting sweet and savory baked goods grounded in tradition and reminiscent of childhood. Beyond morning offerings, we will bring together pairings of the best cured meats and cheeses the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Topping it all off with the bounty of the seasons saved in the form of preserves, pickles and spreads.
Thanks to Rachel for the tip!
Tags: cafe, Food & Drink, Preserve and Gather, restaurant
July 9th, 2015 by Doree
North Star Diner and Shanghai Room bar will open next week at 8580 Greenwood Ave. N., where Yen Wor Garden used to be. The exact date and time is in flux as they finish up renovations.
North Star Diner will be a classic 24-hour neighborhood diner with traditional and new American diner food, including breakfast and lunch all day, dinners, milkshakes and baked goods. The interior will be a nod to the building’s long history of housing Chinese restaurants.
The adjacent Shanghai Room bar, open 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, will offer alcoholic drinks and karaoke every night for patrons 21 and over.
You can follow North Star Diner on Facebook, as well as the Shanghai Room.
Tags: bars, diner, Food & Drink, Food & Drink, North Star Diner, Shanghai Room
May 5th, 2015 by Doree
Eric Donnelly and Christy Given, owners of Fremont’s popular RockCreek restaurant, have leased the former Antika space at 85th and Greenwood for a new restaurant.
The 5,243-square-foot space at 8421 Greenwood Ave. N. is currently undergoing about $75,000 in renovations, according to a Seattle Department of Planning and Development permit.
Given told me by email today that they will release more information on the restaurant’s name and type of food served later this month. Stay tuned!
Tags: Food & Drink, RockCreek
March 5th, 2015 by Doree
Coyle’s Bakeshop plans to open at 8300 Greenwood Ave. N. next Friday, March 13.
The shop’s hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday through Sunday of opening weekend. In addition to baked goods, the Bakeshop will serve espresso, light breakfast and lunch, and afternoon tea. You can follow updates and pictures of the inside on their Facebook page.
Coyle’s Bakeshop started as a pop-up bakery inside Fremont’s Book Larder in 2013 and proved to be very popular, with long lines on the weekends.
Tags: Coyle's Bakeshop, Food & Drink
February 26th, 2015 by Doree
Subway is currently building out the space at 8530 Palatine Ave. N., in one of the newer buildings between Palatine and Greenwood avenues and along Morrow Lane.
This photo is looking east toward Greenwood Avenue.
According to signs in the window, Silverball Saloon will be opening at 8558 Greenwood Ave. N.
The saloon’s Facebook page says the Western-themed bar and arcade will have classic and current pinball and arcade games and a wide selection of local beers. They’re hoping for a spring opening.
Tags: bars, Food & Drink, pubs, Silverball Saloon, Subway
February 25th, 2015 by Doree
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe opened its doors at 8408 Greenwood Ave. N. today. The cafe specializes in locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.
The cafe also has locations in West Seattle and the U-District.
Tags: Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe, Food & Drink, Food & Drink
February 23rd, 2015 by Doree
The Lodge Sports Grille will open its sixth restaurant in the former Greenwood Academy of Hair space at the northwest corner of North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North.
That space has been empty since the hair academy moved out in June of 2010.
The sports-themed restaurant is known for good pub food and plenty of taps. The chain currently has restaurants in downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square, Kirkland, Mill Creek and Mukilteo.
We’ve got a message in to them to find out more details, such as an opening date. We’ll keep you posted.
Tags: Food & Drink, Food & Drink, The Lodge Sports Grille
February 3rd, 2015 by Doree
Here’s a roundup of various restaurant and business news from around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood.
Violet Sweet Shoppe is closing its original University/Laurelhurst bakery on Feb. 18 because the property is being redeveloped. They’ll be operating solely out of their second location, a candy shop at 6410 Phinney Ave. N., which opened last fall, for a few months while they set up a new bakery location. (You can still place orders for cakes for pickup at the Phinney Ridge store.)
Modern Japanese Cuisine opened at 6108 Phinney Ave. N. last Friday with shorter hours this week, until its grand opening this Friday, Feb. 6. The restaurant is currently open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting Friday, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (the owners say they may extend this to 10 p.m.) You can get updates on hours and menu items on their FaceBook page. The restaurant serves Japanese French pastries, Japanese burgers, rice dishes, sushi, coffee and Japanese tea, sake and local beer. Phone is 206-420-4088.
We just found out that Cedar River Sake is brewed right here in Phinney Ridge, at 7410-B Greenwood Ave. N. That’s in the alley underneath Martino’s smoked meats, and where Lantern Brewing used to be before moving to more spacious digs in north Greenwood. Cedar River Sake’s brewery is open from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday for tours and tasting.
Mai Thaiku is celebrating its second anniversary at 6705 Greenwood Ave. N. in Phinney Ridge with a special anniversary menu through February and a daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Phone is 206-706-7807.
Tags: Cedar River Sake, Food & Drink, Food & Drink, Mai Thaiku, Modern Japanese Cuisine, Violet Sweet Shoppe
February 2nd, 2015 by Doree
Munch Café opened today at 8576 Greenwood Ave. N., in the space formerly occupied by The Box & Bottle and News Noodles.
The cafe makes grilled specialty sandwiches, cold sandwiches, burgers, gluten free wraps, salads and desserts for sit down or take-out service. All menu items are $8.
They sent us a photo of their menu:
Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Phone is 206-687-7343. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
The café’s official grand opening will be this Saturday.
Tags: Food & Drink, Munch Cafe