They said they were opening next Tuesday.
But, in a twist (who doesn't love a twist?), Westward and Little Gull Grocery, the north Lake Union waterfront seafood-centric, boat-up spots we've been waiting all summer for, are open! Right now. For lunch and dinner. And the in-between hours (11am til 10pm, or 11pm on weekends).
Just in time for Labor Day weekend and what we're praying will be a typically spectacular stretch of Indian summer here in Seattle. See those chairs up there with that view? It's going to be 80 degrees this weekend. You can catch plenty of rays and drink plenty of Micheladas in one of them if you wanna.
Chef Zoi Antonitsas's Greek roots show in much of the menu: there's fried squid with skorthalia (aka skordalia, a garlicky spread usually made with nuts and bread), a whole wood-roasted fish with fennel pollen and avgolemono sauce, and the lamb shoulder with tzatziki sauce and pita.
Also to eat: beer pickled peel-and-eat shrimp; smoked manila clam dip; house gravlax with papadam, beets and lebneh; and oysters!
Plus, if you're boating this weekend, a limited takeout menu is available from Little Gull Grocery (attached to Westward) including a crazy-sounding (in a good way) fried oyster and fried pickle roll, clam dip, and a lamb burger. Just park on the dock and walk on up.
The long weekend starts now, right?