TMA Mondays: Long-awaited

TMA'ed while listening to Shape of You (Major Lazer Remix) by Ed Sheeran feat Nyla & Kranium

After what seems like centuries, Din Tai Fung finally opened its Pacific Place location last week! Go get those shrimp and pork spicy wantons!

To my food network addicts, this March and April some of Seattle's very own will be making a TV appearance. Vuong Loc of China Pie will be appearing on Beat Bobby Flay on March 23 and Shota Nakajima of Adana (formerly Naka) will be appearing on Iron Chef Gauntlet on April 16th.

Calling all Dick's Drive-In fans! The chain would like your vote on where their new location should be. It is currently between east (Bellevue, Kirkland etc.) or south (Kent, Renton etc.). Vote now!

 

Our Pick of the Week

Tarsan I Jane, Fremont - Three words, paella , paella, paella! I recently went to Tarsan I Jane for their Sunday paella fixed menu brunch and it was AH-MAZING! More detailed review to come soon, but take the plunge, make a reservation and find out for yourself the magic that Perfecte and Alia are serving.

Speculoos -  If I'm left alone, I can finish a whole pack of those biscuits in a sitting. This recipe from Olive Magazine for blueberry cheesecake with a speculoos crust sounds too good not to share. It had me at speculoos.

 

New Sh*t InTown

Café Hitchcock, Downtown - Chef Brendan McGill is opening a new café in Seattle. Café Hitchcock will be an all-day café serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. The café switches from counter service to table service at 3pm and the menu has a little something for everyone.

The Dane, Crown Hill - The Dane opened its doors last week in Crown Hill and things seem to be going well so far. The new establishment is a beer and coffee café so whatever your vice, they have it. If you are more of a muncher, they also serve sandwiches and snacks. Check them out.

Outlier, Downtown - Outlier is the new restaurant that will be inhabiting Sazerac's previous space next to Hotel Monaco downtown. According to their Facebook page, their menu will "pull in global flavors and respond to season, environment and culture". What does that mean? Find out for yourself when they open this spring.

 

Seattle, What's Happening?

Pi Day Pie-eating Contest, 3/14 -  All 10 spots for the contest may have been filled, but pie-eaters always need fans to cheer them on. If you're lucky, there might be a spot open on arrival and you'll get to down a Tom D coconut cream pie as fast as possible.

Seattle Magazine's Brunch Run, 04/08 - I know this event is still a few weeks away, but you need to know about this now so you can start training your legs or your stomach. The event starts with a 5k run/walk/ stroll through Magnuson Park and ends with brunch and booze from over 15 local restaurants.

 
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Sources: The Stranger, Seattle Met, Seattle Eater