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This Week in Seattle Food News: Sankaku Is Here, La Medusa Opens a Market, and Milk Drunk Introduces Party Packs

January 14, 2022 Edition
January 14, 2022
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The Beacon Hill spot Milk Drunk just introduced party packs full of its signature fried chicken sandwiches and curly fries. (Milk Drunk)
In this week's batch of Seattle food news, Sankaku brings onigiri to Capitol Hill's Melrose Market, La Medusa opens the bar and market Persephone next door, and Milk Drunk debuts its party packs. Read on for all of that and more culinary tidbits. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS

Bar Taglio Add to a List
According to a press release, chef Brendan McGill's downtown restaurant Bar Taglio reopened for lunch and happy hour on Tuesday. In September, McGill tapped James Lorimer of the popular pop-up Kilroy's Pizza to act as chef and pizzaiolo. The lunch and happy hour menu both feature Roman-style and New York-style pizza by the slice, including varieties such as salami, potato rosemary, margherita, pepperoni, cheese, and sausage. 
Downtown
Pickup, dine-in

Persephone Add to a List
Meredith Molli, owner of the Columbia City trattoria La Medusa Add to a List , has opened this neighboring bar and mini-market, featuring fresh items from her farm Goose and Gander and other nearby farms, in addition to wine and locally made goods. The bar offers an amaro-focused menu with plenty of snacks.
Columbia City
Pickup, dine-in

Refresh House Juice Bar Add to a List
This juice bar opened in Renton at the end of December, serving cold-pressed juice, açai bowls, smoothies, and toasts.
Renton
Pickup, delivery

Sankaku Add to a List
Named for the Japanese word for "triangle," this onigiri cafe and bar (previously a pop-up) officially opened inside Capitol Hill's Melrose Market at the beginning of January. The Stranger's Jas Keimig writes, "On a recent afternoon visit, I had two of Sankaku's classic onigiris: the ume konbu (salty pickled plum with konbu, a type of edible kelp) and the tuna mayo (flaky albacore tuna doused in kewpie mayo with sesame seeds). Unlike traditional onigiri that has all the filling in a compacted center, Sankaku disperses it throughout the ball so that each bite is a delicate mix of rice and filling...I found myself in a satisfying rhythm of rice ball, cucumber, rice ball, cucumber, ascending to a kind of textural heaven."
Capitol Hill
Pickup, dine-in

FUTURE OPENINGS

23rd Ave Brewery Add to a List
Capitol Hill Seattle reports that this Black-owned brewery is set to open at 23rd and Jackson later this year.
Central District

CLOSURES

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Add to a List
The frozen yogurt chain's Capitol Hill location is closing its doors this Sunday after a decade of business. It's set to be replaced by a new location of the University District-based bubble tea shop Timeless Tea Add to a List , known for its disturbingly realistic chocolate mousse cakes in the shape of a tiny bulldog puppy.
Capitol Hill

OTHER NEWS

Street cafes could be here to stay
The city's free outdoor dining permits were set to expire this spring, but councilmember Dan Strauss has introduced a bill to extend them through this time next year in the hopes of eventually making them permanent. The extension will be heard by the Transportation and Seattle Public Utilities Committee on February 1, and a final vote could come as soon as February 8.

POP-UPS AND EVENTS

Garzón Latinx Street Food Add to a List
The Latinx street food pop-up Garzón will come to Pioneer Square for the first time. The festivities include a dance party, music, cocktails, food, and "party vibes."
Bad Bishop, Saturday, 7-11 pm

Reuben's Brews 10th Anniversary Collab Series Launch Party with Georgetown Brewing Add to a List
Local mainstay Reuben's Brews will celebrate a decade around the sun with 10 special collaboration brews with Georgetown Brewing, including a Metamodern PNW Amber Ale.
Reuben's Brews, Saturday

Whole Hog Butchery with Chef Seamus Platt Add to a List
Learn the fundamentals of whole hog butchery from chef and charcutier Seamus Platt (previously of the recently closed butcher shop The Shambles) on Hogstead Farm. You'll get the chance to make fresh sausage and take it home with you.
Hogstead Farm, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Tea Ice Cream Pop-Up Add to a List
Enjoy Milk & Leaf Collective's tea-infused ice cream in creative flavor combos, such as "Smacks Cereal" (genmaicha green tea ice cream with puffed wheat), "Rose Biscotti: (rose tea ice cream with almond biscotti), "Chai-ce Cream" (masala chai ice cream with Nilla Wafers), and "Lemon Butterfly Magic" (vegan lemon and butterfly pea flower ice cream with shaved almonds).
Distant Worlds Coffeehouse, Sunday, 11 am-2 pm

SPECIALS

Coyle's Bakeshop Add to a List
Greet Meyer lemon season with the Greenwood bakery's newest special, croissants filled with Meyer lemon cream cheese and topped with a slice of candied Meyer lemon.
Greenwood
Pickup

Lowrider Cookie Company
The cookie shop is baking up snickerdoodles for a limited time only.
Central District, Georgetown
Pickup, delivery

Milk Drunk Add to a List
Looking to feed a crowd? Homer Add to a List 's fried chicken and soft-serve spinoff just launched party packs, with a selection of main dishes, salads, and side dishes to feed five or 10 people. 
Beacon Hill
PIckup, delivery, dine-in

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