TMA Mondays: Italian on the Menu

gnocchi and risotto

TMA'ed while throwing back to Because of You by Ne-Yo

New week, new happenings.

First, Windy City Pie has a home, like a home home, not just a kitchen. Technically they'll be "sharing" a home, but you can now sit down and eat their deep dish pizza and Batch 206 Distillery's new bar Batch Bar. Keeping in line with the Pizza theme, John Sundstrom's new pizza place, Southpaw, has opened in Lark's old location. Pizza and ESPN may be a very different vibe from Lark, but Southpaw offers simplicity and sometimes pizza and TV is all you need.

Brian Clevenger will be offering the next round of his popular cooking class at Vendemmia starting next year. You can call now to make reservations. The first few include: Basic Pasta making on January 7th, Advanced Pasta Making on February 4th and Gnocchi on March 4th. Call the restaurant at 206.466.2533 to find out the full schedule and book your spot. 


Our Pick of the Week

Heartwood Provisions, Downtown - I visited Heartwood Provisions a while back for dinner. Their service is amazing, but the real star of the show was their dessert. I definitely recommend their smoked caramel panna cotta, it will change you. It's also a great spot for special occasions, especially if you're feeling a bit fancy.

Mushrooms - You have to get your vegetables in somehow, the least you can do is cook them in a quick and delicious way, like this recipe for garlic butter mushrooms by Crème de la Crumb.                                                                                                                                                                   


New Sh*t In Town

The Halal Guys, Seattle - You are not dreaming, Halal guys is coming to Seattle next Spring. The beloved New York Staple will be setting some roots in our beloved city serving their famous gyro sandwiches, chicken and rice platters and that legendary white sauce. Next spring couldn’t come any faster.

Ba Bar, South Lake Union -  Ba Bar has opened a second location in South Lake Union. Now you have two options when you are craving any of their pastries. Their new location brings the addition of a new delight, fried donuts. On the savory side, you can expect to find identical offerings to their Capitol Hill location.                                       

Copal, Pioneer Square - Fans of Bar Sajor in Pioneer Square can breathe a sigh of relief because its owner Matt Dillon just replaced it with his new restaurant Copal. The Latin American restaurant will be serving meats, fish and vegetables cooked over a wood grill/oven. You can also expect things like watermelon salad, smoked pumpkin quesadillas and sunny cocktails to wash it all down. 


Seattle, What's Happening?

Gingerbread Village, 11/22 - 01/01 - What happens when you have over 1000 volunteer hours, 1200 pounds of dough, 800 pounds of icing and some wizardry? You get this year's 24th Annual gingerbread Village. The Sheraton Seattle Hotel culinary team partnered with top architecture and construction firms to provide the public with this marveland its open 24 hours a day.

5th Annual Holiday Cupping, 12/16 - Join La Marzocco for the 5th annual holiday cupping. At the event you'll get to taste a variety of holiday blends, and seasonal favorites from roasters around the country. RSVPs are strongly recommended.                                 


Sources: Seattle Met, Seattle Eater, Seattle Times, facebook