TMA Mondays: Getting it Together


TMA'ed while listening to Get It Together by Drake

Summer is coming or at least that's what I keep telling myself. Yesterday was a tease and I can't wait until the long days are full of sun. Plus, with summer comes a flourish of new restaurant openings.

The Heavy Restaurant group (think Purple, Barrio) is planning to open a casual Mexican restaurant this summer by Gas Works park.

Also Raised Doughnuts is "raising the doughnut bar" this Summer. In the meantime, they are planning to have several pop-ups so we don't have to wait to try them. Their first pop-up is at Eastern Café on March 25th.


Our Pick of the Week

Ballard Annex, Ballard - Probably the best lobster roll I've had in a while. They grab a fresh lobster out of the tank, stuff all of it in a roll and serve the claws alongside for you to crack.

Black Beans - A staple in Mexican food, but also a great substitute for meat in tortas. The original recipe from Thug Kitchen is delicious AF, but this adaptation from the Washington Post seems just as good.


New Sh*t In Town

No Vacancy Poke, Ballard -  Is there such a thing as too much poké? Whether you think so or not, Ballard is getting their first poké shop. The menu is simple. It's not a Chipotle/custom-build like experience but an a la carte style menu with the option of adding extra toppings if you want. 

Ghost Note Coffee, Capitol Hill - Ghost Note Coffee has a 'grab a cup of joe and go' concept designed for commuters who are in a rush. You wont find any of that fancy drips mumbo jumbo, they mean business and good coffee.

Cubes Baking Co., Wallingford - It's okay to be a square if you are dessert. That's the motto of this dessert place planning to open shop anytime now.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Ivar's 112th Bday, around Seattle, 3/21 -  Buy one entree get the second for only $1.12. How? All you have to do is say "Happy Birthday Ivar!" when you order at any of these restaurants: Ivar's Seafood Bar, Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House or Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. That's not all, you could also get a free mango cheesecake if you are one of the first 112 customers.

Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day), 3/24 - The Swedes love waffles, so the Swedish Club is serving waffles from 12-2pm for a small donation.

Taste Washington: Taste & Savor Tours, 3/25 - This Pike place Taste Washington tour is just a pregame for the main event listed below. Get tickets to get early access to eat small dishes prepared by eight Pike Place vendors.

Taste Washington 2017, 3/23- 3/26 - The annual event where over 70 restaurants, top chefs and 300 wineries gather in one place to make your foodie dreams come true. This year it is in CenturyLink Field Event Center.


Sources: Facebook, Seattle Met, Seattle Eater