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This Week in Seattle Food News: Tapas, Sichuanese Hot Pot, and Fried Chicken

July 1, 2022 Edition
July 1, 2022
Savor the flavors of San Sebastian at chef Eric Donnelly's tapas restaurant Bar Sur Mer. (Bar Sur Mer)
Welcome to July! We're starting the month off strong with an influx of fresh dining options, including a new tapas bar from acclaimed chef Eric Donnelly, a new Sichuanese hot pot destination, and an upcoming Alki restaurant from owners with Michelin-star clout. Plus, learn about the Greenwood restaurant that was proclaimed to have some of the best fried chicken in the country. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


Bar Sur Mer Add to a List
FlintCreek Cattle Co. Add to a List chef Eric Donnelly's highly anticipated tapas bar, inspired by a trip to San Sebastian, is set to open sometime this week. You can look forward to a seafood-focused menu of small plates, plus Spanish wines, sparkling wine, and jamon iberico.

Pipa Mountain Hot Pot Add to a List
There's a new place in town for plunging thinly sliced meats and veggies into a simmering cauldron of broth. This Sichuanese hot pot spot soft opened in Chinatown-International District in mid-June and uses high quality meat and locally sourced produce.
Chinatown-International District


Casablanca Express Add to a List
Capitol Hill Seattle reports that Abdel-haq “Hawk” Asfour, owner of the Hawk Dogs hot dog stand, plans to open this "Moroccan Mediterranean" restaurant as early as next week, possibly even by the Fourth of July. The restaurant will open in a space previously intended for the Comet Tavern Add to a List 's expansion.
Capitol Hill

Driftwood Add to a List
Married couple Dan and Jackie Mallahan, who have both worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, plan to debut this ambitious, hyper-local spot on Alki Beach this summer. The spot will partner with the Quinault Nation and Makah Tribe to source its seafood.
West Seattle


Glo's Add to a List
Capitol Hill's favorite purveyor of eggs Benedict is going through a rough patch. The diner, which already had plans to move into a new location Add to a List inside Capitol Hill Station as early as this fall, suffered damage from a fire at 2:30 am on Monday and is closed indefinitely for repairs. A "Glow Up" crowdfunding campaign to help the business has already raised $305,275 of its $350,000 goal.
Capitol Hill


Missing diver identified as Mukilteo chef
A diver who was reported missing near the Lighthouse Park near Mukilteo on June 17 has been identified as Hans Korompis, the influential director of the Market restaurants in Edmonds and downtown Seattle. The Seattle restaurant community is grieving the loss of Korompis, who ran a Hainanese chicken pop-up called Han’s Chicken Rice and was the creator of Market's wildly popular lobster roll Add to a List . A GoFundMe memorial page has been created to raise funds for Korompis's family.

Eater names The Chicken Supply one of the best places for fried chicken in America

This week, Eater named Greenwood's up-and-coming Filipino fried chicken joint The Chicken Supply Add to a List one of 27 restaurants serving the best fried chicken in America. Eater Seattle editor Jade Yamazaki Stewart wrote, "Raised among the food cultures of the Philippines and the Pacific Northwest, chef Paolo Campbell wanted to open a Filipino fried chicken restaurant for years while working in Seattle fine dining. That dream became reality at the Chicken Supply. Gluten-free, soy-marinated wings, drumsticks, thighs, and 10-inch cylinders of breast meat on sticks pop with the puffy, crisp texture of Rice Krispies. Alongside, Campbell serves twists on family recipes, like soy-marinated vegetables or cold pancit with seared cabbage and pickled celery."

Shota Nakajima leaves Cle Elum teriyaki restaurant
Taku Add to a List chef Shota Nakajima is no longer a part of the Cle Elum teriyaki restaurant Banzai Teriyaki Add to a List . Details about why Nakajima left the project are currently unknown. The Top Chef fan favorite broke the news on Instagram last week, writing, "I absolutely have nothing but love for the community who came together for this project and gave it life, attention, and support. The natural beauty of Cle Elum doesn’t stop at just the surroundings, and I am lucky to have met some incredible people in my time out there while learning and growing from this process. I’ve got some exciting news coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled here for more from me and my team!



Food Truck Friday Happy Hour Add to a List
Soak up the sun, scarf food truck fare from Your Kuya's Filipino Food and Birrieria Pepe El Toro, treat yourself to a scoop or two from Laina's Handcrafted Ice Cream, and check out handmade wares created by artist and musician Priya Marita Diaz, all while a DJ provides chill vibes.
The Stonehouse Cafe, 5-9 pm


FoamFest 2022 Add to a List
All day long, Lowercase Brewing will offer what they dub the "Mosher Pour" (named after craft brewing expert Randy Mosher), designed to yield optimal foam. They claim it "presents a continuous aromatic experience," "creates a smoother experience by knocking carbonation out of solution," and "is gorgeous and totally insta-worthy"—see what the hype is all about for yourself.
Lowercase Brewing, 12 pm


Rockets Over Rainier! Fourth of July at The Mountaineering Club Add to a List
The U-District's perpetually buzzy rooftop bar invites you to "thrill your inner pyro" with their lineup of "bottled rockets" and "incandescent cocktails," paired with gourmet takes on holiday classics like weenies and s'mores. Bonus: Their wraparound decks offers panoramic views of both lakes, Gas Works Park, and the Space Needle, so you're ideally positioned to enjoy the fireworks action.
Mountaineering Club, 5 pm


Jones Soda You-Pick Market Add to a List
Jones Soda 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 Co., 12-5 pm


Ridgewood Bottle & Tap Add to a List
Searching for a refreshing, frosty treat for the long weekend? Look no further than this draft-focused bottle shop's current lineup of slushies on tap, which includes saké margarita, berry blast (alcohol-free), frosé with strawberry boba, white gummy bear Prosecco, and mangonada with Tajín and Chamoy.
Phinney Ridge
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Saint Bread Add to a List
The Portage Bay bakery recently introduced a lovely new seasonal Danish with cream cheese filling and local strawberries, brushed with cardamom syrup and sprinkled with pearl sugar.
Portage Bay
Pickup, dine-in

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