With the “American” Chinese food concept shuttering in May, founder Bracey Rogers is gearing up with a new group of partners to open a new venture in the space at 14th and Union.
Liquor license application filings reveal the name of a new lounge planned for the space — Sue appears to be destined to replace Lucky 8s. The partnership behind the venture looks like mostly a new bunch of faces to Seattle food and drink. We’ve asked about more information on the plans for the venue but Rogers said it was too early to reveal the concept. Sue will neighbor Zoe for one bit of name game fun and is right around the corner from Chop Suey, for another.
We expect with the connection to the Oola HQ that we’ll also find plenty of Kirby Kallas-Lewis creations on the bar.
Capitol Hill food+drink notes
- Also on the liquor license end of things, The Old Sage’s paperwork has been approved, State of Washington says. We’ll check in on what the plan is for an opening date for the long-delayed Tavern Law cousin.
- “About a week out from installing the largest draft shot system on the West Coast,” boasted the Baltic Room… about a week ago.
- Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of new players in the Capitol Hill food and drink scene open at a level short of lofty expectations. The best change, adapt and improve quickly. A month after its much anticipated opening, Capitol Cider has announced it is overhauling its kitchen and replacing Jordan Sinclair with former Smith and Bravehorse chef Nicholas Short:
- Seattle manages 5 on a top 200 US gay bars list.
- Plans for Pike/Pine ‘Melrose Market’ venture revealed!
- From the CHS Flickr pool… Big Mario’s could face delivery challenge:
- Torteria Barriga Llena doing a little Pride street marketing:
- Speaking of Melrose Market (we were above, really… go check. see?), we love and respect getting a press release for this event eight weeks early:
We are proud to announce the second annual Melrose Market Street Festival for 2013 scheduled on Sunday, August 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun, food, and music to celebrate the thriving businesses of Melrose Market and our neighbors. Food will be served up by restaurants Sitka & Spruce, Terra Plata, Homegrown, and Mamnoon TBD, as well as oysters from Taylor Shellfish, sausage from Rainshadow Meats and cheeses from The Calf & Kid. A beer garden will be hosted by Bar Ferd’nand, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. All shops in the Melrose Market will be open for business, including flowers and gifts from Marigold & Mint and everything awesome from Butter Home. Music performed by up-and-coming local bands The Sebastians of Bremen, No Touching, and Lonely Mountain Lovers.
- Off Hill, down Denny, plans for an apparent Shisha lounge taking shape.
- “Think you’ve got a bead on Seattle’s best ice cream? Think again.” — Seattle Magazine on the quirky little Lick at 15th and Pine. CHS visited Lick here.
- Which Atelier Drome Architecture project is this? Dulces Latin Bistro re-born?
- Capitol Hill has a new cherry pie champ.
- Son of Rancho Bravo, we’re still expecting a Freddy’s opening… any… day… now.
- Honeyhole lets you go gluten free now, too. That’s everybody, no?
- Ask somebody younger than you about the group Brothers From Another and then go enjoy their signature taco at Tacos Chukis.
- 14th and Union’s Marjorie is getting into the retail business with Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains. You can help fund the venture — and get some tasty plantains.
This Thursday, the 11th of July, Capitol Cider will
celebrate its first month of business. We’ve seen the reviews on the
internet and talked with many of our customers about their experiences;
as with most restaurants and bars, sometimes it takes a little while to
get the kinks ironed out. While we are doing our best to get everything
dialed in as quickly as possible, major overhauls are currently being
Nicholas Short is our new Chef (formerly of Smith & Brave Horse Tavern),
and has already been hard at work making the menu more compelling and
inspired. He is adding several more salads, flavorful vegetarian/vegan
dishes, and relying on sustainable meat, produce and seafood, including
Shellfish from Taylor Farms & sustainably-raised Hawaiian Kampachi. His
full new menu will be available no later than 7/24/2013.
Understanding that Seattle’s top food & beverage journalists have
patronized Capitol Cider, we sincerely hope you had an enjoyable
experience, but understand you may have been underwhelmed. Our goal is
to facilitate memorable experiences; with a new Chef and a redesigned
menu, are going to be a completely different restaurant. Thank you for
Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2013, originally uploaded by Kevin_Barrett.
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