We were a week early on Plum’s opening. After some issues during its ‘soft opening’ last week, Plum should be open and ready for business starting this Saturday. The new ‘vegan bistro’ from the good people of Hillside Quickie fills the space recently vacated by Cafe Stellina on 12th Ave. Here are the details passed along from Plum including some menu items and a look at the cocktail options. You can also check out this write-up from the Seattle Times.
SEATTLE – July 20, 2009 – Plum, a 100 percent vegan and organic restaurant, will open Saturday, July 25 on Capitol Hill’s 12th Avenue, in the Pike Pine Triangle.The menu features such items as BBQ Po’ Boy made with seitan, pickled onions and lettuce on a French roll served with garlicky yam fries, and Quinoa Sliders made of sloppy Joe-style millet and quinoa mix, grilled onions, chopped jalapenos and cilantro, with jalapeno aioli sauce. Plum uses local, organic, vegan ingredients from Island Spring Organics and Organically Grown Company. Entrées range from $13 to $16. The menu will also offer appetizers, salads and desserts including vegan soft serve.At the helm of the restaurant is Makini Howell of Hillside Quickies, Inc. Howell hopes Plum will appeal to vegans and non-vegans diners alike by offering a casual dining experience in a familiar environment where the dishes just happen to be vegan.Plum will have a full bar with weekday happy hour. For a weekday pick-me-up the restaurant will feature coffee happy hour with drink specials.Sample Menu:
Spicy Cajun Mac and Yease with Southern Fried Seitan and Gravy with Fresh Thyme Roasted New PotatoesZesty sautéed Tofu Rolls with Jalapenos, Baby Tomatoes, Cilantro and Orange Avocado Salsa Served on Bed of Fresh Greens
Cajun Tempeh Caesar Salad with Crisp Breaded & Fried Tempeh
Chopped Romaine Lettuce, Lemon Wedges and Vegan Caesar Dressing
Cilantro Lime Mojitowhite rum and chili liquor muddled with fresh cilantro and lime
Cucumber Dill Mojitolemon vodka muddled with fresh cucumbers and dill
Chai Cream Martinivodka chai infused liquor, almond milk, garnished with cinnamon
Plum Margaritatequila, plum puree and fresh lime juice
1429 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Telephone number not available at this timewww.hillsidequickie.com
Hours: Sun. – Wed.: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thurs. – Sat.: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Coffee happy hour: Mon.-Fri.: 3 – 5 p.m.
Happy hour: Mon. – Fri.: 5 – 7 p.m.