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Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Ivars. Opening it's 22nd location, Ivar's is o-fish-ally (see what I did there) openings its first set of doors in Issaquah. The fast-casual restaurant will serve all of it's classic menu items of chowders and fish 'n chips.

6150 E Sammamish Pkwy SE
Issaquah, WA 98029

Aerlume. Not opening until later this year, Aerlume will be the newest Pike Place Market-area fine-dining restaurant. With a menu created with Washington's local farmers in mind and an atmosphere of private dining areas, patio seating, and chef tables, Aerlume is sure to be a Seattle hit. Happy hour and dinner will begin near the end of 2018.

2003 Western Ave Suite C
Seattle, WA 98121

Walla Walla Steak Co. & Crossbuck Brewing. Opening October 25th, Walla Walla Steak Co. opened in the historic and newly renovated Walla Walla train depot. A menu that is dedicated to serving steakhouse style meals, there is also an extensive wine list as well as craft cocktails and of course Crossbuck Brewing. The two will be sharing the Walla Walla train depot as they join forces to create a one-of-a-kind experience and cater to guests.

410 & 416 N 2nd Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362

GH Pasta Co. A new fast-casual lunch spot opened Friday, October 26th in Seattle's Insignia Tower. Pre-order, pick up, or come sit - GH Pasta Co. is an easy stop for your busy schedule. Beer and wine at lunch? Heck yes! The new restaurant also offers a bar for guests.

2306 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Seaplane Kitchen & Bar. On November 12th, Seaplane Kitchen & Bar is opening in the heart of Kenmore! With a family-style menu, come enjoy large and shareable plate options such as meatballs, ribs, cod sliders, local cheese, cured meats and much more! Seaplane Kitchen & Bar will also be serving beer and wine.

6704 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA

Whole Foods. Opening it's eighth location in Seattle, a new Whole Foods will opened October 30th on the corner of Market and Broadway! Inside the store sit down for a drink or small plate at the Stella Lounge.

1001 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Coltiva Pizzeria e Barra. Mark your calendar, November 8th, Coltiva Pizzeria e Barra is opening it's doors in lower Queen Anne! Serving authentic thin crust pizza and hand crafted cocktails, stop in and experience the bright and airy atmosphere!

350 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

Macrina Bakery. Macrina Bakery is celebrating their 25th year of business by opening their fifth location! Stop in for their spectacular weekend brunch from 8 am - 2 pm!

746 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Little Big Burger. Migrating from Portland, the Wallingford neighborhood has been graced with the newest location of Little Big Burger! Capitol Hill and Greenlake locations coming soon.

1329 n 45th st, ste 109
Seattle, WA 98103

Momosan Ramen and Sake. Masaharu Morimoto, celebrity chef from Iron Chef, has announced he will be bringing his popular ramen and sake restaurant to Seattle's International District! Stay tuned for the grand opening in 2019.

Address coming soon

Dacha Diner. With a November or December opening, Dacha Diner will be serving guests breakfast and lunch seven days a week. The menu highlights Eastern European cuisine with "some Jewish fare."

1416 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Tacos Chuckis. Recently its newest location on 23rd Avenue and East Union Avenue, come eat your heart out with tacos galore!

2203 E Union St
Seattle, Washington 98102

Petoskey's. Lookout Fremont! Midwestern comfort food and deep fried favorites have hit your neighborhood according to The Seattle Times.

125 N 36th St, Seattle
Seattle, Washington 98103

Cheese Platters and More. Swing by for fresh tapas and wine or a cold brewski!

2717 E. Union Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Queen City Grill. Owner of many Seattle restaurants, Oddfellows, King's Hardware, and many more, Linda Derschang recently bought Queen City Grill. The Belltown favorite is now open after its reopening.

2201 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Dad's Diner. Opening its second location, Dad's Diner has made its way to the University District! Dine in for their biscuits and gravy, pork belly hash, and spectacular fried egg sandwiches.

2236 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

East Trading Co. A unique bar to the area, East Trading Co. serves Chinese zodiac-inspired craft cocktails paired with Korean and Chinese appetizers! Open now, swing by when you're in the Eastlake neighborhood!

514 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

FOB Poke Bar. Previously Wanderfish Poke, FOB Poke Bar has taken over the Belltown location and is open now! Offering the Poke classics, it also has a a tortilla chip base that is all the rave!

220 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121

Fog Room.The newest rooftop bar just opened inside the downtown Charter Hotel. Come enjoy craft cocktails, small bites, and waterfront views!

1610 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Patagon. Also in The Charter Hotel on the 16th floor, Patagon has a new vibe to town with a heavy emphasis on Argentine cuisine.

1610 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

i5 Pho Seattle. Where heritage and personal touch meet- i5 Pho is serving up signature beef soup and more!

213 1st ave S
Seattle, Washington 98104

Queen Anne Coffee Co. Serving Lighthouse Coffee Roasters, stop in and take in the sleek and modern space as you sip your fresh cup of joe. Bring a date or a friend to treat yourselves to pastries galore!

1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Papas Hot Potatoes. Ballard's hottest plant-based eatery is serving up your favorite whole plants foods with all flavor and no guilt.

500 Nw 65th Street
Seattle Wa, 98117

Bowl Gogi. Have you heard of bowlgogi and bibimbop? Both are popular Korean dishes that have made their way to Bellevue! Customize your meal with lots of options - more meat, more veggies, more rice. This Bellevue newcomer has rave reviews, so stop in!

500 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Sizzling Pot King. From Bellevue to Chinatown, this new location is offering a extensive Hunan food menu according to The Seattle Times.

660 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

Nana's Green Tea. Welcome in the extremely popular Japan-based chain, Nana's Green tea! According to Eater, this will be Nana's first location in the world to feature a breakfast menu!

1007 Stewart St Ste 103
Seattle, WA 98101

Evergreens. The Downtown Bellevue Network filled us in that Evergreens newest location opened in Bellevue's City Center Plaza and is ready for business! Come create-your-own salads, warm grain bowls, and wraps!

555 110th Ave NE Suite 125
Bellevue, WA 98004

Lucinda Grain Bar. A new restaurant by Seattle's sexiest chef, Edouardo Jordan, will be opening late November in the Ravenna neighborhood. Seattle Times calls Lucinda a casual place, the menu will have rice bowls, pasta dishes, and pressed sandwiches.

2124 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Thai Kitchen Bird Pepper. Coming to Bellevue Square, Thai Kitchen Bird Pepper will have a full bar and serve Thai dishes from family recipes as well as dishes from its sister restaurant, Bellevue Thai Kitchen. The Downtown Bellevue Network says the new dining spot will take the place of Pagliacci Pizza.

563 Bellevue Sq
Bellevue, WA 98004

Nuodle. According to Hoodline, this need-to-know recent opening is going to be your Chinese go-to! The eatery specializes in hand-pulled noodles and soups!

14603 NE 20th St Suite #6
Bellevue, WA 98007

Stone Korean. Opening a second location near SLU, Stone Korean serves up fried chicken, barbecue and rice bowls. Swing by on a break for their lunch specials!

900 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Carmelo's Tacos. Come by the Capitol Hill Crest Market for not yo momma's tacos!

110 Summit Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98102

Woods Coffee. Hotel 116 recently added one of the West side's favorite coffee stops!

625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Convivial Cafe`. Mercer Island welcomes their newest bakery-cafe with pastries, desserts, and light meals!

3020 78th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040


Babirusa. The Belltown classic, Babirusa, recently shut it's doors due to a variety of challenges. Chef Charles Wapole resigned due to health issues and chef Ryan Miller and Geneva Melby will be moving back to California due to Seattle's increased rent costs.

By the Pound. Now don't you worry your little head.... By the Pound is only temporarily closing their doors for construction! Stay tuned on their social media platforms for updates.

Deep Sea Sugar & Salt's. Due to the success of her brick-and-mortar space, owner Charlie Dunmire, is closing her original Deep Sea Sugar & Salt's airstream trailer. Think of this as a happy closing and make sure to stop by her South Seattle shop!