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.

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Porkchop & Co. is now open in the old Belle Clementine space on Leary Ave. (next to Full Tilt) in Ballard. Right now, the sandwich-centric restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with expanded hours to come. 

Elysian Bar is getting ready to swing open its doors, mostly likely early next week. If you’re around 1st and Pike this weekend, there’s a slight chance the bar will be in soft-opening mode. What to expect: a beautiful interior complete with spiral staircase, a chandelier, mezzanine and an overall pretty fancy place to drink beer. Here are 10 more things to know.

Homegrown is opening in Kirkland this summer. The sustainable sandwich shop made the announcement on Facebook yesterday: “Eastsiders, we’re opening up shop in Kirkland this summer on the corner of Lake St and Kirkland Way.” 

West Seattle
A new burger joint is coming to West Seattle any day now. Proprietor Brian Azzano (who opened Fuel sports bar in Pioneer Square) tells West Seattle Blog that Burger Boss will have three walk-up windows and a Dick’s Drive-In vibe. Burger Boss will not only have burgs, it’ll also have plenty of fries, onion rings and soft-serve on the menu. Boneless wings and hand-dipped corn-dogs are also in the works.


Columbia City
Jones Barbeque is giving up its Columbia City location with sights set on a new space in the next few months. Hat tip to Eater Seattle, who spotted the Craigslist ad earlier today.

Comings, Goings and Goings-On

Bauhaus is adding beer and wine to its coffee roster.  The popular Ballard coffeehouse tells MyBallard that they’re aiming to be serving wine and local beer by the end of the month. 

Capitol Hill
If you’re fan of Than Brothers, they’re packing up and moving from their Broadway home all the way…across the street. Come June, the pho favorite will call the Joule aparment complex (just two blocks away) home. CHS has details

Capitol Hill
You can now actually buy bottles of cider to take home with you at Capitol Cider. They now have a bottle shop that includes more than 100 bottles of cider (some rare) that are offered for sale. Guests can either buy bottled cider to enjoy with their meal or simply take it to-go at a discount. The bottle shop keeps Capitol Cider hours (Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m., Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.).

A new website has launched that reviews the wheelchair accessibility of Seattle restaurants, museums, theaters and parks, among other venues. Creator Spoken Wheel creator Cathy Beyer says her hope in creating the blogs is to “reduce the anxiety of enjoying the city for people with limited mobility, like me.” Do check out her site.