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This Week in Seattle Food News: A New Vietnamese Coffee Shop Arrives, Zippy's Giant Burgers Closes, and the Admiral Benbow Room Returns

July 8, 2022 Edition
July 8, 2022
Start your morning off with an iced cinnamon phin latte from Georgetown's new Voi Cà Phê. (Voi Cà Phê)
If you don't have anything on your agenda this weekend, might we suggest slurping alcoholic slushies at the revived Admiral Benbow Room, sipping bubbles at The Coupe & Flute, savoring Vietnamese coffee at Voi Cà Phê, or paying your respects to the legendary Zippy's Giant Burgers before it closes? You'll find all of that and plenty of other options (like Mike's Chili Parlor 100th Anniversary) below. For even more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


Admiral Benbow Room Add to a List
Bittersweet news: Mark Fuller has closed his cult-favorite Hawaiian fried chicken restaurant Ma'ono Add to a List , but in its place, he's reopened the beloved Admiral Benbow Room, a delightfully kitschy pirate-themed dive bar and longtime West Seattle landmark (immortalized in Mudhoney's "Suck You Dry" music video). The spot is now serving Fuller's signature boozy slushies and cocktails on tap, plus hot dogs, and has pinball machines and skee-ball for additional entertainment.
West Seattle

The Coupe & Flute Add to a List
This charming "champagne tavern" opened its doors in north Beacon Hill about two weeks ago, with a menu of luxe bites like deviled tea eggs, smoked mackerel rillettes, duck mousse, crispy prawns, and lemongrass steak nachos, and of course, plenty of bubbles.
Beacon Hill

Money Frog Add to a List
This pan-Asian bar and brunch spot from Hangry Panda Add to a List owners Joe and Lucy Ye and Taurus Ox Add to a List co-owner Khampaeng “KP” Panyathong, which shut down its Capitol Hill location in the former Vios Cafe & Marketplace Add to a List after only seven weeks, has reopened in the former Remedium Island Grill Add to a List space closer to the center of Capitol Hill. Expect fun, reimagined bar food like duck carbonara and soft shell crab burgers.
Capitol Hill
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Voi Cà Phê Add to a List
With spots like Phin Add to a List , Hello Em Add to a List , Coffeeholic Add to a List , and Sip House Add to a List launching in Seattle over the last couple of years, the city's Vietnamese coffee scene is booming. The latest addition is this new sustainable café, which showcases specialty coffee produced by Vietnamese farmers and roasters and supports Animals Asia, an organization working to reintroduce wild elephants in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The menu features phin-brewed coffee (served black, with sweetened condensed milk, or iced with cinnamon and microfoam) as well as an aromatic pho-spiced latte, espresso drinks, Thai iced tea, and bánh mì.


Hanoon Add to a List
The Mama restaurant group, which brought you the popular Levantine-inspired restaurants Mamnoon Add to a List Mamnoon Street Add to a List Mbar Add to a List , and Anar Add to a List , is preparing to open this sibling spot in Totem Lake in Kirkland soon, with a takeout window, a patio, a cafe serving baked goods and lunch during the day, and an upscale fast-casual menu in the evening.


Zippy's Giant Burgers Add to a List
Tragically, this beloved burger joint in White Center will shutter permanently this Sunday, July 10, which means this weekend is your last chance to grab one more hefty Zip Royale or Big Mouth before they disappear for good. The owners cite "staffing, inflation and an unreasonable landlord" as factors contributing to the closure. 
White Center



Jones Soda You-Pick Market Add to a List
The locally based beverage company Jones Soda, known for its cane sugar craft sodas in quirky flavors, will celebrate the reopening of its offices with $1 individual sodas, $10 12-packs, mix-and-match 12-packs, and other deals, plus freebies like stickers and a drawing to win a free custom 12-pack.
Jones Soda, 12-5 pm


Kirkland Uncorked Add to a List
This summer wine festival, which benefits no-kill shelter Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, encompasses a 21+ wine tasting garden with live music and a Saturday "food truck feast," as well as a street fair with a market and a must-see canine modeling contest hosted by CityDog.
Marina Park


Food Truck Round-Up Add to a List
A selection of your favorite restaurants on wheels will settle curbside for your brunching or lunching pleasure.
South Lake Union Saturday Market, 11 am-4 pm

2BAR Spirits Bourbon Tasting Add to a List
Refine your palate by tasting a flight of liquors from the local distiller 2BAR Spirits. The company's bourbon, amaretto, and moonshine are crafted with locally grown grains.
2bar Spirits, 12-4 pm

Mike's Chili Parlor 100th Anniversary Add to a List
The old-school institution Mike's Chili Parlor has been dishing out the same family chili recipe since its inception in 1922, and the dish (slow-cooked all day for maximum flavor) has earned praise from the likes of Guy Fieri. Help them celebrate a century of business and try Georgetown Brewing's new collaboration IPA "Cash Only," created especially for the milestone.
Mike's Chili Parlor, 4-8 pm

Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk Add to a List
Traipse through the 150-year-old streets of downtown Snohomish while browsing local businesses and familiarizing yourself with vintages from Washington wineries.
Downtown Snohomish, 4-8 pm

Taste of Summer Add to a List
Be among the first to try a trio of inspired special releases from the "culturally inspired" brewery Lucky Envelope: POG Sour, Mexican Lager, and Huckleberry Milkshake IPA. The local food truck Tacos Cortes will be onsite to sling its tortilla-wrapped delights.
Lucky Envelope Brewing, 12-10 pm


Bastille Day 2022 Add to a List
Bonnie Birch will serenade you on the accordion as you tuck into a summery three-course meal with options like chilled gazpacho, salade Lyonnaise, seared pork tenderloin, and olive oil cake.
Maximilien, 4-8:45 pm


Damp & Dry July Add to a List
Rethinking your alcohol consumption this summer? Whether you decide to go "damp" (reduce your intake) or fully "dry" (abstain from booze altogether), participating local businesses have you covered with a selection of special low-alcohol and zero-proof sips. One dollar from each drink sold will go to Peer Seattle, which provides mental health resources and addiction recovery services for the LGBTQIA+ community and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Various locations


Frankie & Jo's
The perpetually popular plant-based creamery is taking inspiration from the "bounty from our local farmer’s markets" for their trio of July flavors, which include pickled blueberry (pickled blueberry coconut oat ice cream, swirled with pickled blueberry jam and pieces of tarragon pie crust), strawberry tomato (sun-dried tomato ice cream swirled with tomato and strawberry jam), and "summer sundae" (cherry and roasted beet ice cream studded with brownie pieces and stewed cherries).
Ballard, Capitol Hill, University Village
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Molly Moon's Ice Cream
Molly Moon Neitzel's ice cream parlor chain is currently scooping up four new seasonal flavors: blueberry pie, iced vanilla latte, vegan melted chocolate, and cherry chunk.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Saint Bread Add to a List
Seattle's fried chicken scene Add to a List is really heating up, and the Portage Bay bakery Saint Bread is the latest entrant to throw its hat into the ring with a limited-time fried chicken sandwich special, made with takuan (daikon pickles), fermented turnip tops, shio koji, and garlic mayo and available today and Saturday only.
Portage Bay
Pickup, dine-in

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