Restaurant Happenings to be Excited About

With the new year upon us, it is time to get excited about the just opened or coming soon restaurants as we run into the 2018 food scene full speed!

  1. Pho Bac Sup Shop: in Little Saigon, the sister restaurant of Pho Bac, has opened softly and will feature delicious Pho along with craft cocktails in a place that’s as fun as it is tasty
  2. Renee Erickson’s Amazon Sphere Projects: an Italian restaurant influenced by Renee’s time living in Rome and a bar reminiscent of old-time high-end hotel bars in NYC are set to open to the public in the spring or early summer this year
  3. Shake Shack: projected to open in mid-2018 in SLU, this burger joint will be the first Seattle location for the chain that already operates 136 locations around the world
  4. Le Messe: opening in late January in Eastlake, this spot by the same restaurateur that owns Vendemmia will feature the same “pasta, seafood, vegetable” set up as Vendemmia
  5. Little Fish: the newest addition to the Pike Place Market MarketFront expansion this market, restaurant and bar focusing on seafood preserving techniques hopes to open their doors sometime in the spring
  6. Cortina: the old Sullivan’s location in Downtown will soon be Ethan and Angela Stowell’s newest Italian restaurant opening this spring
  7. Homer: landing in Beacon Hill, this restaurant will be a casual family friendly place with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors and is set to open this summer
  8. Dingfelder’s Delicatessen: this New York style Jewish Deli is coming to Capitol Hill this spring/summer
  9. Rocket Taco: the former Kingfish Cafe spot on Capitol Hill, which has had several iterations since Kingfish closed, will now be Rocket Taco of Whidbey Island fame
  10. Babirusa (reopening!): Blind Pig Bistro and Babirusa closed on Eastlake but are reopening as Babirusa in the former Kushibar location in Belltown at the end of March
  11. El Grito Taqueria: self-described as a “jovial Mexican spot dishing up comforting classics in a vibrant setting complete with lively bar” opened in South Lake Union in December

Eat! Or wait until the restaurants open and then eat!

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