CHS will look at the year that was in Capitol Hill food+drink soon but it is also time to start looking ahead to 2017. One early story to watch will take place on 12th Ave in the space where Capitol Hill’s only cheese bar was born and died in 2016. In 2017, Morfire will bring its Thai hot pot power to the street.
The project from a handful of food and drink veterans promises the Thai cook at your table setup for hot pot, plus a menu of spicy hot plates, and, of course, cocktails.
Morfire is currently under construction in the Cal Park microhousing building on 12th at Howell. The space was previously built out for cheese bar Culture Club which opened near the end of 2015 but was shuttered by the spring. Expect a few changes in the space neighboring Capitol Hill nan-brewery Outer Planet including tables tricked out with burners. It will join the upscale Korean BBQ of Trove as Capitol Hill joints outsourcing the cooking to its customers.
Meanwhile, another Asian-flavored player taking over a space on 12th Ave appears on track to be part of the class of 2016. Katsu Burger Capitol Hill — we broke the news on the project here — is gearing up for its opening… soon.
Morfire will be located at 1806 12th Ave. You can keep a watch on morfireseattle.com to learn more.