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Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Wild Ginger Kitchen
The local favorite recently opened two new fast-casual locations called Wild Ginger Kitchen, that will bring customers the Wild Ginger that they know and love in a convenient, affordable way. You can find Wild Ginger Kitchen in the Whole Foods 365 store in Bellevue Square Mall and one located inside Swedish First Hill.

Copine which translates into “pal,” opened last month in Ballard and features contemporary American cuisine “executed with classical French technique and attention to detail.” Sounds delicious.

Pagliacci Pizza
You know it. You love it. It’s pizza. It’s for everybody. Pagliacci just opened another location on Mercer Island!

Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken
There is never too much fried chicken places. Ezell’s just opened a location in Wallingford and is the 14th location in the US.

The vegetarian favorite, Café Flora is expanding for the first time into SeaTac to give travelers healthy and vegetarian options. The new expansion will be next to the new Delta lounge between the A and B terminals.

Is it possible to get sick of Poke? We don’t think so. With Poke bowls growing in popularity, a new build-your-own poke bowl place opened downtown on the corner of 3rd and Seneca according to Eater Seattle.

Pick Quick
We've covered a lot of burger drive-ins recently so we are excited about this joint opening in Seattle. The 50’s inspired burger joint just opened a new location in SoDo! They have had a successful 67 years in Auburn and Fife.

Poulet Galore
Here's another Huxley Wallace location for ya! Poulet is a Lunch-only, weekday-only rotisserie chicken walk-up window. You can view their menu here.

Cantine Bar and Bottle Shop
Aaaand yet again, here’s another location from Huxley Wallace. Cantine is a beer bar with a casual vibe, open from 11am-11pm daily.

China Pie
I've never heard of an Asian pizza place but consider me intrigued. China Pie has a wood-fired oven for seasonal and Asian-inspired pizzas with toppings like fish sauce caramel pork belly, egg, grana padano, and coriander pesto. And then there are the dumplings, served in broth or in chili sauce, as well as seasonal salads.

Li'l Woody's
Li'l Woody's is a Seattle staple with locations on Capitol Hill and in Ballard and is opening a third spot in November in South Lake Union. Li'l Woody's is a burger joint that stays local with Northwest-raised grass fed beef and fries that come with a mini milkshake with Full Tilt ice cream for dipping. Yum yum yuuummy.

This premium juice bar is opening a location in South Lake Union! The new health place will open in mid-November and will feature a full menu of Jujubeet juices, signature smoothies, savory vegan food, and organic coffee from Caffe Umbria.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
This new sushi and contemporary Japanese-based restaurant just opened next to the Paramount Theater. Sansei is a restaurant from Hawaii that is bringing it's delicious cuisine to the PNW. They have a bar, dining room, patio, and happy hour specials.