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This Week in Seattle Food News: Brown Sugar Boba Arrives, A New Fried Chicken Joint Opens, and Schmaltzy's Says Goodbye

June 17, 2022 Edition
June 17, 2022
Tiger Sugar brings its highly Instagrammable brown sugar boba to Pike Place this weekend. (Tiger Sugar)
Denizens of Capitol Hill are particularly blessed this week, as the neighborhood welcomes a new Argentinian bakery and pizzeria, a Korean fried chicken joint, and the return of Dick's Drive-In on Broadway. In other food news, the Taiwanese boba behemoth Tiger Sugar debuts its first Seattle location this weekend, and Schmaltzy's Delicatessen bids farewell. Read on for all of that and more culinary updates. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


Boca Argentine Bakery and Pizzeria Add to a List
This Argentine-inspired bakery and pizzeria spinoff from Boca Restobar and Grill Add to a List is now softly open in the former Pagliacci Add to a List space. The minimalist, plant-filled spot serves Argentinian breakfast pastries, lunch, and dinner and has an early happy hour with tapas and cocktails.
Capitol Hill
Pickup, dine-in

Chicken Factory Add to a List
A few weeks ago, this crispy poultry purveyor from Tig Kitchen and Bar Add to a List owner Kim Young opened in the former Marination Station Add to a List space on the upper level of Harvard Market on Capitol Hill. The restaurant serves made-to-order Korean fried chicken alongside sides like fries and deep-fried mac and cheese balls.
Capitol Hill
Pickup, dine-in

Chuck's Hop Shop Seward Park Add to a List
The craft beer geek favorite Chuck's Hop Shop hosts the grand opening Add to a List of its Seward Park location this weekend.
Seward Park
Pickup, dine-in

Dick's Drive-In Add to a List
Capitol Hill's cruel famine of orange-foil-wrapped Deluxe burgers and greasy fries is mercifully about to come to an end: After a six-month hiatus for construction, Dick's iconic Broadway location, immortalized in Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Posse on Broadway," is set to reopen next Thursday, June 23. 
Capitol Hill

Secret Congee Add to a List
This hidden-gem congee destination in Wallingford recently moved into a bigger space in Ballard and hosts its grand reopening today.
Pickup, dine-in

Tiger Sugar Add to a List
You may have spotted this wildly popular Taiwanese boba chain's signature "tiger-striped" brown sugar milk tea beverages in your Instagram feed. Now, they're headed to downtown Seattle: The business will debut its first-ever Washington shop, located just three minutes from Pike Place, tomorrow, June 18. The first 200 customers to arrive for the grand opening will receive free merch with their purchases.
Pickup, dine-in


Capitol Coffee Works Add to a List
This Capitol Hill cafe, which was recently acquired by Victrola Coffee, closed its doors last Friday. According to Capitol Hill Seattle, the previous owners were already planning to close the location, and the new ownership decided to go ahead with the plans. The other Coffee Works locations will remain open, and the Capitol Hill space is set to be taken over by the upcoming Seattle location of Portland-based vegan Jewish deli Ben & Esther's Add to a List .
Capitol Hill

Schmaltzy's Delicatessen Add to a List
We may be getting a new Jewish deli, but another one is leaving us: This popular spot from former Napkin Friends Add to a List owner Jonny Silverberg announced this week on Instagram that it will close its doors after almost three years of business on July 3. The post read, "The economic metrics that we built our business model on no longer exist due to the pandemic and its lasting effects on our economy, costs, and labor." All is not lost, however—the Schmaltzy's team plans to open a "new Jewish concept" with a "different way of executing it that fits into how things are now" in a few months.



Rosé Tasting Add to a List
Join chef Renee Erickson and wine director Jen O'Neil for a complimentary rosé tasting.
The Whale Wins, 3-5 pm


15th Annual Washington Brewers Festival Add to a List
Maximizers who thrive when presented with a dizzying array of choices should enjoy this festival presented by Flatstick Pub, which will offer over 50 beers from up to 100 Washington brewers. Besides beer, the event also offers food truck fare, wine and cider tastings, live music, and all-ages activities.
Marymoor Park


CID Food Walk: Summer 2022 Add to a List
Stop at a booth in Hing Hay Park to pick up a menu and spin a wheel for a chance to win prizes like gift cards and gift certificates, then stroll through Chinatown-International District checking out food specials and retail items at participating local businesses.
Hing Hay Park

Served with Cookie Couture: A Drag Barista Experience Add to a List
The iconic local drag star Cookie Couture will serve looks and sling espresso as a guest barista at Fuel Coffee for one day only.
Fuel Coffee, 2-5 pm


Drag Me to Brunch - Father's Day Edition! Add to a List
The Capitol Hill location of Elysian Brewing will regale you and your dad with a drag show hosted by Londyn Bradshaw, with fabulous performances by Dion Dior Black, Cookie Couture, and special guests. The festivities will also include plenty of special brunch menu items and other activities.
Elysian Brewing Company, 1 pm

Father's Day Bacon Tasting Party Add to a List
If your dad's a bacon aficionado, take him to this full-on bacon tasting at Tom Douglas's cooking school with no fewer than five different types of bacon, presented both unadorned and in brunch snacks like barbecue chicken bites and cheddar corn pudding.
Hot Stove Society, 11 am-1 pm

Father's Day Brunch and Raffle Add to a List
The Caribbean and Jamaican favorite Taste of the Caribbean will serve up specials like rum punch, mimosa pitchers, jerk wings with waffles, and ackee and saltfish bowls. Live DJs will also add to the festive atmosphere, and the restaurant will raffle off prizes, including a 55-inch TV, a gift basket, a $200 gift card, and two tool sets.
Taste of the Caribbean, 2-8 pm

Fathers Day Brunch & Juneteenth Celebration Add to a List
This community-focused, Black-owned cafe and nonprofit "grounded in excellence" will celebrate both Father's Day and Juneteenth Add to a List with a comforting brunch spread that features chicken and waffles, cheesy shrimp and grits, egg scrambles, a fruit platter, a waffle bar, sweet potato "pie pockets," banana pudding jars, and coconut mango passionfruit Bundt cake.
Black Coffee Northwest Café, 12-3 pm


Virtual Author Talk: Ashia Ismail-Singer, Ashia's Table Add to a List
New Zealand-based author Ashia Ismail-Singer will discuss her new book Ashia's Table: Family Recipes from India and Beyond, which features traditional and modern recipes alike inspired by her family and homeland, with author Ally Phillips.
Online, 5-6 pm


Big Max Burger Co. Add to a List
Though the weather may not be especially summery, you can still get into a vacation frame of mind with this Queen Anne burger joint's frosé with Aperol and raspberry syrup, available for takeout for your convenience.
Queen Anne
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Li'l Woody's
In collaboration with the local producers of Karam's Garlic Sauce, the local chain is offering the "Karam's Garlic Sauce Burger" as its weekly special. The burger features a lamb and beef patty, garlic sauce, feta, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion.
Ballard, Capitol Hill, White Center
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Snohomish Pie Co.
This beloved pie bakery is cramming all the irresistible flavors of pie á la mode into its huckleberry cream "piescream," made with fresh huckleberries, vanilla ice cream, and house-made whipped cream, available at both locations this weekend. 
Snohomish, Mountlake Terrace
Pickup, dine-in

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