A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Owners of RockCreek in Fremont opening new restaurant at 85th and Greenwood

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.

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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!

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Coyle’s Bakeshop opening in Greenwood on March 13

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.

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Subway and Silverball Saloon coming to Greenwood

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.

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Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe now open in Greenwood

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.

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The Lodge Sports Grille coming to 85th & Greenwood

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.

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Restaurant, business news roundup

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.

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Munch Café opening today in Greenwood

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.

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Seattle Eater: Mo’s Sandwiches to be replaced by Japanese restaurant called Modern

October 9th, 2014 by Doree

Several people emailed us in the last few days to say that Mo’s Sandwiches, which opened in May at 6108 Phinney Ave. N., had already closed, and that a sign in the window announced a new Japanese restaurant would take over. Seattle Eater reports that the restaurant, named “Modern,” hopes to open before the end of the year.

Read Seattle Eater’s full announcement here.

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Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is TODAY! Eat out to help the hungry

October 8th, 2014 by Doree

The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is today (Wednesday), raising money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time today, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the program. Grab a coffee and pastry for breakfast, have lunch with your co-workers, then take the family out for dinner.

Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.

If you’re not able to eat out today but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.


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