Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

Julien Perry

Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.


Brunswick & Hunt has pushed back its opening to mid-June. Originally stated to open May 22, the farm to neighborhood restaurant from brothers Barry Rogel (DeLuxe Bar & Grill) and Scott Rogell (Athenian) are delaying the opening because of a reported “family health emergency.” Here's a look at the menu to tide you over.

Morsel, a little slice of biscuit heaven in the U-District, is expanding to Ballard this summer. Eater Seattle reports that a new location is heading into the former home of Blue Dog Kitchen at 5905 NW 15th and should be ready to open July 1.  

Capitol Hill
After suddenly closing its doors in Bellevue Square earlier this month, Kaisho is relocating in the former Boom Noodle space on Capitol Hill. Eater Seattle has the details.

Capitol Hill
About a month after Chico Madrid shuttered, word comes that Joe Bar owner Wylie Bush has taken over the space to open a bar concept called Barjot. CHS reports that in addition to the coffee, beer and wine offerings of Joe Bar, Bush is planning to introduce fresh juices. Look for Barjot to open sometime in June.

Ethan Stowell is now tied with Renee Erickson for the most restaurants inside the Kolstrand Buiding. He opened Chippy’s Fish & Drink officially on Tuesday, right next door to his Staple & Fancy in the former Dutch Bike Co. space. Kolstrand is also home to Erickson’s Barnacle and Walrus and the Carpenter.

Bling Pig Bistro’s sibling bar, Babirusa, is now open. Exciting bar snacks abound, like pork cracklins; scallop ceviche with avocado and corn nuts; kimchi hushpuppies; lingcod brandade with matzo cracker; and not to be outdone by Chippy’s--fish and chips with sorrel aioli. Here are 10 more things to know

Seattle Center
A new food truck pod is now open near Seattle Center at Fifth Avenue and John Street. Rebekah Denn from The Seattle Times reports that two trucks per day are expected to rotate through the spot, including Hallava Falafel, Mesob at the Curb, Off The Rez and Marination Mobile 


Capitol Hill
Didn't see this one coming. After closing Madison Park Conservatory back in February, Eater Seattle has word that Cormac Mahoney will be the chef when the new Canterbury Alehouse reopens later this month on Capitol Hill. 

On May 22 (that’s next Thursday) from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Tulio Ristorante is hosting the ultimate throwdown: Washington Wine vs. Washington Beer. $65 buys you a four-course dinner, wine and beer pairings, and the opportunity to vote on best pairing for each course to determine the winner. Master Sommelier Emily Wines (yes, that’s her real last name) will be on hand, one of only 19 female sommeliers in North America. Buy your ticket(s) online

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