As restaurants across Capitol Hill are either turning their businesses on a dime or boarding up until they are allowed to fully reopen, a new part of the neighborhood’s dining scene has been born into these uncertain times.
CHS first wrote about the early plans for E Pine at Summit’s Mezcaleria Oaxaca to add a new walk-up window around last Cinco de Mayo. Turns out, these are the kinds of moves Seattle’s restaurants and bars needed to be out ahead of to be ready for these “stay home” days of the COVID-19 response.
“It’s board up or do this,” Mezcaleria Oaxaca owner Graham Graham tells CHS. “We were going to do this in two months.” Like a lot of things right now, plans have been changed and time has accelerated.
The new window is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 to 10 PM with a menu of tacos, plus snacks like guacamole and chips, and entrees including carne asada, mole, and Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s perfectly shareable tlayudas. The new Summit-side walk-up also offers selections from Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s unique Mexican wine list — to go.
UPDATE: Some important new info just in from Graham:
Thank You sincerely from myself and the employees of Mezcaleria Oaxaca. It takes the whole village.
One day at a time.
We have now opened for lunch and working on breakfast (I’ll let you know) could be by Friday.
Taco Take Out
Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 10:PM
Corner of Summit and Pine
“People are thanking us as they walk by for being open,” Graham says. The gratitude is welcome but “this is about them,” he said, pointing to the busy kitchen insiden. This is about keeping them employed.”
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