This week, the craft cocktail bar Canon makes a triumphant return, longtime Capitol Hill favorite Glo's plots a move to Capitol Hill Station, and Loulay Kitchen and Bar says au revoir. Plus, Cookie's Country Chicken brings its food truck spinoff to Seabrook, and Day In Day Out Festival reveals its food lineup. Read on for all of that and more essential culinary updates. For additional inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.
NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
After going on hiatus last November, the James Beard-nominated "whiskey and bitters emporium" known for its showstopping cocktails is back in business. The bar reopened for parties of four or fewer this week, with proof of vaccination required and "arguments politely declined." Reservations are not required. Through Saturday, a pared-down version of the food menu featuring more cold items will be available to help decrease the need for ovens and keep the space cool during the heatwave (although the bar does have air conditioning).
Cookie's Country Chicken
The finger-lickin'-good fried chicken joint, which runs a full-time pop-up residency at the Pioneer Square sports bar Quality Athletics, appears to have launched its food truck in Seabrook. According to the Seattle P-I, it will operate there from Wednesday through Sunday until the end of the year. (Don't worry, though: The pop-up will continue to maintain a presence in Seattle.)
Diablos Birreria & Taqueria
The birria craze continues, with no signs of stopping anytime soon. This spot has opened in Poulsbo, serving the Mexican stewed meat in tacos, tortas, sopes, quesadillas, and even ramen and pizza.
Pizzeria La Rocca
This restaurant serving artisan pizza and handmade pasta opened in Greenwood on August 4. Pies range from classic margherita to "quattro formaggio" (mozzarella, grana padano, blue cheese, and ricotta) and "salsicia and funghi" (mozzarella, pomodoro sauce, Italian sausage, and mushrooms). Aside from that, the menu includes salads, appetizers, pasta dishes, wine, beer, coffee, and desserts like tiramisu and affogato.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
The beloved Capitol Hill diner Glo's, known for its inimitable eggs benedict, is moving out of its cozy E Olive Way location, where it has happily resided for 34 years. The longtime breakfast favorite, which recently reopened for indoor dining in its current space, plans to relocate to a new home in Capitol Hill Station (which will also house the highly anticipated H-Mart) in 2022. The change is bittersweet for fans who are attached to the old Glo's, but owner Julie Reisman tells Capitol Hill Seattle she is excited for the opportunity for growth—the restaurant's new home will have over 2,900 square feet (as opposed to the current 830) and will overlook Cal Anderson.
The Indian-inspired pizza franchise Pizza Twist plans to launch an outpost in the former space of Ammi’s Pakwan and New India Express. The restaurant will be run by the current owners of Mirch Masala and will feature pizzas with toppings like butter chicken or curried vegetables. An opening date has not yet been announced.
In perhaps the strangest food news of the week, QFC is adding a pub to its University Village location. The grocery chain previously opened a pub in its Kirkland Urban location in 2020 and the Cork & Tap in Bellevue Village in 2014.
Loulay Kitchen and Bar
After permanently closing his Madison Valley restaurant Luc last month, chef Thierry Rautureau (also known by his nickname "the chef in the hat") announced on August 9 that he will not be reopening his eight-year-old downtown French restaurant Loulay, due to the impact of COVID. In the announcement, Rautureau, who is going into "semi-retirement," wrote, "After been closed for over a year, we have decided to let it go. We are very sad to have come to this decision and really want to thank all of you for your support over the years. Many friendships and memories have been created and will not be forgotten."
OTHER FOOD NEWS
Food lineup announced for Day In Day Out festival
There's now even more reason to be excited for the highly anticipated Day In Day Out Festival: The food lineup for the upcoming event, which is being put together by the organizers of Capitol Hill Block Party and will feature artists like Chvrches, Kaytranada, and Aminé, has been revealed and includes Dirty Dogs, Full Tilt Ice Cream, The Original Philly's, The FishBox, Just Poke, Big Boys Kainan, and the pop-up Ice on Mars. There will also be a beer garden with indoor and outdoor seating.
POP-UPS AND EVENTS
Lounge on Fast Penny Spirits' patio with a cocktail and a pastry from the pop-up Haru, which specializes in French baked goods with a Korean touch. Friday's lineup includes rum vanilla canelés, savory Gouda canelés, and a bulgogi-scallion "biscone" (a buttery biscuit-scone hybrid).
Fast Penny Spirits, Friday, 4-9 pm
Bacon Eggs & Kegs
This festival revolving around the combination of savory, gut-busting breakfast foods and heady booze promises concoctions like waffle sandwiches, fried avocado bacon Benedicts, and beer-batter flapjacks. Day drinking is encouraged with more than 80 brews from 40 breweries and cideries, plus mimosas, boozy root-beer floats, Irish coffee, and a 30-foot Bloody Mary bar with dozens upon dozens of toppings (including tater tots, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, veggies, herbs, pickles, puffed Cheetos, bacon, and pork rinds). You’re probably going to want to clear your schedule for that requisite post-brunch nap.
Lumen Field, Saturday-Sunday, 11 am-3 pm
Taste America: Seattle
This national dining event celebrating local restaurant communities brings an intimate three-course supper to Rachel Yang's Korean- and French-inspired Revel. The chef will flex her signature style and highlight the uniqueness of the restaurant within the larger Seattle dining scene with dishes like Dungeness crab Kinilaw with heirloom tomato and puffed rice, Mala flat iron beef with sweet corn–turnip cake and chowchow, and milk tea tres leches with melon and boba.
Revel, Sunday, 5-7 pm and 7:45-9:45 pm
Milk Bar National Birthday Do-Over Month Pop-Up with Dick's Drive-In
Dick's will team up with star pastry chef Christina Tosi's trendy dessert chain Milk Bar to throw a party at its Edmonds location, both in celebration of its 10-year anniversary and as part of Milk Bar's "National Birthday Do-Over Month." The festivities will include some of the franchise's signature treats like cereal milk soft serve and cake truffles, plus live music and giveaways.
Dick's Drive-In Edmonds, Saturday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm
Whiskey & Wildbites
Wander through the zoo as you enjoy "a mix of global and local expressions" in the way of gourmet offerings from four different chefs and sip whiskey provided by four different distilleries.
Woodland Park Zoo, August 19 & 26
Get your stone fruit fix with the vegan donut chain's seasonal peach fritter.
The Bellingham bakeshop is celebrating its birthday with a variety of anniversary week specials, including a limited-edition macaron set that includes birthday cake, mint chip, and lemon blueberry flavors.