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.


Damn the Weather, the new cocktail restaurant from Walrus and the Carpenter and Rob Roy alums, is now open in Pioneer Square. Named after a classic cocktail, DTW is open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eater Seattle has some pretty pictures.

Brunswick & Hunt is officially open. After a few delays, the farm-to-neighborhood restaurant from the guys who own The Deluxe Bar & Grill and The Athenian is now serving dinner (only, for now) in Ballard.

Another farm-to-table restaurant is in the works, but this time in Bellevue. 99 Park is located between Main St. and Bellevue Downtown Park. Quinton Stewart, most recently of Hitchcock, will be the chef. Charles Veitch, who opened The Old Sage and the New York’s famed NoMad bar, will be the general manager. Here are 10 things to know.

Just in time for the Fremont Fair this weekend, Bluebird Ice Cream is re-opening (3515 Fremont Ave. N.) on Saturday, after closing last winter for a remodel. The new and improved shop has a restored soda fountain. Regular hours are expected to start next week. Head over to Eater Seattle for more info

Kirkland’s Lucia Italian Restaurant & Bar is expanding to Greenlake. Seattle Greenlaker reports the new outpost will open July 21.


The Stranger has word that Shiro Kashiba has left his namesake Belltown sushi joint, Shiro’s. He sold his part of the business and left in April.

Redhook Brewery is kicking off its annual film series July 10. Enjoy live music, beer, food from awesome Seattle food trucks, and bigger than life lawn games before show time. Redhook will offer beer, hard cider, wine and soda. Tickets are $5 per person--available at the gate, pre-purchased online (just search "redhook's moonlight cinema") or at Redhook Brewery. Gates open at 6 p.m., band plays at 7 p.m., movies start at dusk.

From now through September, some of the city's most popular food trucks will be parked at The Woods tasting room (home to Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company) every Friday, and for the first time, every Saturday, too! The Woods has also extended Food Truck Fridays & Saturdays through September, making it a great spot for a pint and food all summer long. As an added bonus, patrons will receive $1 off their first pint of any Two Beers Brewing or Seattle Cider Company product with the purchase of food. More information and a full schedule can be found online

Starting next week, and every Tuesday after that, Bait Shop will be slinging taquitos for $2 all night long. With three delicious flavors to choose from (chicken, pork, or black bean & corn), and at a mere 26 pesos apiece (that's $2, in case you were wondering), your taste buds will be dancing the Macarena and you'll have plenty of cash left for a few cervezas.

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