TMA Mondays: The Latest Update

TMA'ed while playing Give you Love by Juls, L.A.X on repeat

What's the Latest? Well, remember when we told you that The Halal Guys were opening a brick and mortar location in Seattle a while back, now we know exactly where. Their new location will be in Pioneer square at 105 Yelser Way. They'll be opening this spring, so make a note in your calendar. Another thing to look forward to, Lil Woody's Burger month. It starts January 31st and this iteration will feature Rachel Yang( Revel, Joule), Aaron Willis( Ciudad) , Jason Stratton (Mbar), Zoi Antonitsas (Jarr and Co.) Each chef's signature burger will be a staple item at all Lil Woody's locations for a week each.

Soi also recently launched a brunch menu. It includes things like Massaman French toast, stuffed Roti and more.

Lastly, remember when we told you to vote for how you want your restaurant food inspection ratings to show? Well starting this year, all establishments will have their ratings shown using an emoji system ( very 2017). Seattle Met has a little guide to help you understand what you are seeing.


Our Pick of the Week

Phorale, South Park - I've been wanting to visit Phorale for a while, when I saw a picture of their Vietnamese coffee sous vide crème brulee, I knew I had to visit ASAP. Unfortunately when I did go, they were all out of crème brulee. I did get the Gringo and Sucio wings and they were all sorts of mouth foreplay. Phorale is in a small section of a convenience store but don’t let that fool you, they are not here to play. Their fusion food may look casual, but the quality of ingredients and their flavors are anything but. My only qualm is that they close so early on weekdays and I'll never make it there on time.

Butternut Squash - Sometimes you just want to eat something warm, comforting and healthy-ish. I think this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and bacon soup by Chungah of Damn Delicious, fits the bill.


New Shit in Town

Tentenyu, Capitol Hill - There will be a new ramen spot in Capitol Hill soon. According to Capitol Hill blog, Tetnenyu will be serving Kyoto-style toripaitan ramen. This style of ramen is made with white chicken broth popularized by the original Tentenyu location in Kyoto. Last year, they opened a location in LA. This year they are bringing some of their goodness to Seattle.

Lady Yum, Sea-Tac - Lady Yum will be opening a kiosk in Concourse C of SeaTac airport. Come March, you'll be able to make a quick stop for macarons and champagne before boarding your flight. 

Ghost Note Coffee, Capitol Hill  - Broadcast Coffee's Cap Hill location has been sold, and Ghost Note Coffee will be taking its place. They plan on opening in March and still having Broadcast Coffee as their primary roasters. The coffee shop will also make away with tipping in lieu for a 10% service charge. A recent trend that a lot of Seattle restaurants have taken up, but to my knowledge the first for a café. Pretty cool.


Seattle, What's Happening?

CoffeeCon, 1/27 & 1/28 - This is exactly what it sounds like. A Comic Con type event for coffee lovers. Tickets will give you access to an entire floor for tasting, hands on labs in brewing methods, and demos.

Sushi Making and Sake Tasting, 1/28 - In this sushi making class at Chiso Sushi, you'll learn how to roll 5 different sushi rolls taste 3 different sakes, get a recipe for sushi rice and more!


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