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This Cap Hill fav just opened its second restaurant at the Junction in Bothell. Poquitos menu features local meats and produce while still honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico. (Image: Robert Winkle)

Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Petite Galette. This new creperie opened up last month in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row. Sara Naftaly partnered with Tallulah Anderson on the creperie which specializes in savory buckwheat crepes, "classic" sweet crepes and fresh juices. Naftaly also bakes for Amandine, which is next door in Chophouse Row, according the Capitol Hill Blog.

1424 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Duke's Chowder House. The South Lake Union Duke's is moving! They are moving two blocks up the road.

1111 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Lao Bar. Lao Bar just opened in Capitol Hill and will focus on cuisine from Laos. Carrie Bowen moved from Vientiane, Laos 30 years ago with her family who are helping her open this restaurant, says Seattle Magazine. Laos cuisine is similar to its bordering countries, Thailand and Vietnam.

219 Broadway E Unit# 14
Seattle, WA 98102

Wa'z. Chef Hiro Tawara, who is known for his work at Shiro's and Sushi Kappo Tamura, is opening up a new Japanese restaurant in Belltown. According to Eater, Wa'z will focus on the "country's elegant, seasonally shifting prix fixe meals known as kaiseki." Wa'z is set to open up this month.

411 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121

Pasteles Finos del Angel. This Mexican bakery opened in a quiet part of South Tacoma but is making quite a splash! Pasteles Finos del Angel specializes in Mexican and European pastries.

5102 South Washington St
Tacoma, WA 98409

General Porpoise. Renee Erickson's popular Cap Hill doughnut and coffee shop has made their next home in Pioneer Square, says Eater! General Porpoise just opened March 19th. More doughnuts is always a good thing, in our opinion.

401 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Poquitos. This Cap Hill fav just opened their second restaurant at the Junction in Bothell. Poquitos menu features local meats and produce while still honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico.

18505 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Claret. Heavy Restaurant Group is opening Claret's tenth location in Wallingford next month! The new wine bar will share space with Thackeray Kitcehn and Bar. The global wine bar will feature 200 wines by the bottle, 50 wines by the glass and half0glass 'duos' of every varietal offered on the glass pour menu.

3400 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

District One Saigon. This new Vietnamese restaurant just opened its doors in Redmond! The restaurant and bar is now open and features a collection of Vietnamese street food, traditional dishes and entrees with culinary influeces from French, Chinese, Indian, and other Southeast Asian countries.

2720 152nd Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052


Sun Liquor. The Capitol Hill staple has been put up for sale, bar name not included! The owners have closed both their Pike Street Bar and Distillery and their Summit Ave lounge to focus on moving their brand into wholesale business, says Eater. Goodbye, Sun Liquor! You will surely be missed.

Crooked Nail. This Ballard pub closed its doors after serving up the neighborhood for about a year. According to Eater, the Crooked Nail barely outlasted the bar before it, Chase Lounge. Up next is a business called Corner Shot from Kacy Fitch, who co-founded the Zig Zag Cafe in Pike Place Market.

Amante. Amante Pizza on E Olive Way is closing it's doors and reopening as a retail marijuana shop. For now you can get your Amante fix from their 10th Ave E location.

Jones Brothers & Co. This Ballard eatery has closed its doors in Ballard, reports Eater. No real reasons have been reported, but it appeared to start slowly closing its doors in early March.