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This Week in Seattle Food News: Fish and Chips, Ramen, and Fancy Milkshakes

September 23, 2022 Edition
September 23, 2022
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Outlier's new focus? Decadent burgers and shakes. (Outlier)
In this edition of Seattle food news, the downtown spot Outlier pivots to an extravagant burger-and-milkshake concept, Pike Brewing Company debuts a new fish and chip destination, and the Capitol Hill ramen favorite Ooink expands to Fremont. Read on for all of that and more fall food updates. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS

Baekjeong Korean Barbecue Add to a List
Carnivores, rejoice: The acclaimed Los Angeles-based Korean barbecue chain opened its eighth US location inside Lynnwood's Alderwood Mall on Monday, September 19. The franchise, named for the Korean word for "butcher," is owned by comedian and retired wrestling star Kang Ho-dong and has been featured on famed LA food critic Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants list. The meaty menu features appetizers, pork, beef, offal, bowls, bibimbap, fried rice, noodles, stews, and more.
Lynnwood
Pickup, delivery, dine-in


El Mariachi Birria Add to a List
This up-and-coming birria food truck recently debuted a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Everett, serving its signature spicy stewed meat tucked into tacos, quesadillas, tortas, ramen, and more, in addition to al pastor and vegan soy chorizo tacos.
Everett
Pickup, dine-in

Ooink Add to a List
Capitol Hill's popular ramen joint Ooink Add to a List expanded with a new location in Fremont in early September. The shop is known for its signature spicy, creamy mala kotteri ramen.
Fremont
Dine-in

Outlier Add to a List
The sleek downtown restaurant Outlier, located next to the Kimpton Hotel and known for its internationally inspired small plates, has rebranded as a destination for over-the-top burgers and milkshakes, according to a press release. Options range from a cheese-stuffed chorizo burger (pork chorizo, queso Oaxaca, and guajillo salsa) to the king salmon BLT (seasonal salmon, bacon, tomatoes, arugula, and chimichurri aioli), with appetizers like sweet tea-brined chicken wings and elote-style broccolini. Milkshake flavors include chocolate hazelnut, vanilla caramel popcorn, vegan peanut butter banana, strawberry Pop Tart, s'more, and birthday cake.
Downtown
Dine-in

Pike Fish Bar Add to a List
The tourist favorite Pike Brewing Company Add to a List has opened this new seafood spot in the former space of their Pike Place pub Tankard and Tun Add to a List , which shuttered due to the impact of COVID-19. The laidback restaurant primarily features panko-crusted fish and chips, along with pretzels, freshly shucked oysters, chowder, burgers, po' boys, salads, and more.
Pike Place Market
Pickup, dine-in

FUTURE OPENINGS

Taurus Ox Add to a List
The Laotian restaurant Taurus Ox plans to move soon into the former space of Money Frog Add to a List , the bar that Taurus Ox owner Khampaeng “KP” Panyathong opened along with Joe and Lucy Ye of Hangry Panda Add to a List in the space once home to Vios. (Money Frog resided there for just seven weeks before moving into its current spot on 15th and Pine.)
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS

James Beard announces 2022 lineup for Seattle's Taste America event
The prestigious James Beard Foundation has revealed its plans for the 2022 edition of its annual Taste America event Add to a List , which will be hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Add to a List in Seattle on November 2. The lineup includes Mutsuko Soma of Kamonegi Add to a List , Shota Nakajima of Taku Add to a List , Jeremy Faust and Bill Jeong of Paju Add to a List , Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard of Off the Rez Add to a List , and Taylor Thornhill of Bateau Add to a List

POP-UPS AND EVENTS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

West Seattle Wine Walk Add to a List
Amble around West Seattle and savor a dozen tastes of wine from 16 different wineries. Your ticket includes an insulated wine tote, a logo-printed wine glass, and a golden coin redeemable for an extra taste at Lars Gesing Gallery.
West Seattle Junction, 5-9 pm

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Kirkland Oktoberfest Add to a List
Grab a bier and a sausage and celebrate Oktoberfest with live oompah music, football, food trucks, corn hole, keg rolling, stein hoisting, and even wiener dog racing. Proceeds from the event benefit multiple Eastside charities, such as Chump Change Foundation, Imagine Housing, Sibling House, and more.
Marina Park

TeKu Tavern Oktoberfest Add to a List
Geek out over six Festbiers and Marzens on tap, available by the half liter or 16 oz mug, and soak up the booze with sausages and pretzels.
TeKu Tavern

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Fresh Hop IPA Release Party! Add to a List
It's the most wonderful time of the year for beer lovers: fresh hop season. Help Snapshot Brewing greet their newest fresh hop IPA and snap selfies (or get a Polaroid) of yourself in a photo booth with props and a hop-themed backdrop.
Snapshot Brewing, 1-8 pm

Cider Swig – 9th Annual Greater Peninsula Cider Festival Add to a List
This cider extravaganza returns in person for the first time since its pandemic-imposed hiatus, with dozens of Northwest ciders, live music, and food trucks and tents featuring local chefs. Pour all the apple-based libations you like down your gullet—if you find something you like, you can pick a bottle from a pop-up shop to take home.
LeMay: America's Car Museum, 12-6 pm

R-Day 2022 Add to a List
This single-day free festival will celebrate all things Rainier Beer with performances from local artists including Burien-born rapper Travis Thompson, indie rock trio Naked Giants, soul/funk ensemble True Loves, and KEXP DJ Abbie. 
Old Rainier Brewery, 4-11 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Lark Oktoberfest Add to a List
Tuck into a sumptuous, hearty German feast of pretzel knots, venison tartare, smoked perch, mustard roast chicken, schweinshaxe (fried ham hock with apples and caramelized onions), wurst, warm German potato salad, rotkohl (braised sweet and sour cabbage), and buckwheat spätzle. End the night with apple strudel and plum dumplings.
Lark, 6 pm

SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 31

House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée Add to a List
This spooky cocktail party revolves around the Goya-inspired tale of Francisco and Molly Vega, who find themselves haunted by a "strange entity" in their home Casa Vega after the mysterious death of their child Little Magpie. Guests are encouraged to don their most dramatic finery, be it Halloween costume or a period-accurate outfit. The night holds themed miniature craft cocktails, magic, tarot readings, roaming ghosts, live music, secret games, giant Ouija boards, and more in store.
DAR Rainier Chapter House 

SPECIALS

Dough Joy
The whimsical vegan doughnut shop's weekly specials, available through Sunday, include blueberry cinnamon roll, pumpkin spice, grapefruit brown sugar, caramel sea salt, caramel cold brew, OG maple bar, and vanilla Biscoff.
Ballard, Capitol Hill, West Seattle
Pickup, dine-in

L'Experience Paris Add to a List
This weekend only, this French cafe and bakery is offering the iconic pastry dessert Saint Honoré (named for the patron saint of bakers and patisserie chefs). The stunning treat features puff pastry, pâte à choux, whipped cream, and profiteroles.
Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Saint Bread Add to a List
The Portage Bay bakery has introduced a new happy hour item: tuna oshizushi, which they describe as a "nori-wrapped bundle of joy" containing tuna salad and pickled Aji Crystal peppers and served with a side of shrimp chips. 
Portage Bay
Pickup, dine-in

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