TMA Mondays: Business as Usual

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TMA'ed while listening to Despacito - Remix by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber

It's business as usual this week. There are not a lot of restaurant openings or shakeups, but there are a few noteworthy updates.

A few weeks ago we mentioned Junebaby would be opening anyday now, well anyday is April 26th! Din Tai Fung has also opened its South Center location. That’s four Din Tai Fung locations in Seattle. Will the waits be any shorter? Probably not.

Hula Hula may have closed its Queen Anne doors in March, but it's found a new home in Cap Hill and is now re-opened for business. On the other hand, Metropolitan Grill will be closing over the summer to do some renovations. In the meantime, they've partnered with Heartwood Provisions to provide a Met Prime Steak on their menu.

 

Our Pick of the Week

The Wandering Goose, Capitol Hill - I visited Wandering goose for brunch this past weekend. I'd heard great things about their fried chicken and they did not disappoint. It's perfect for a small intimate brunch. 2-4 people. Any larger and you will be waiting till thy kingdom come for a table.

Chicken - Speaking of chicken, I roasted a whole chicken recently and it was surprisingly easier than I anticipated. The Food Lab has some very easy to follow steps, you should give it a try. Plus, buying a whole chicken is much cheaper than buying the parts.

 

New Sh*t in Town

Tankard & Tun, Downtown -  Pike Brewing Company is expanding to include a new restaurant, oyster bar and brew deck called Tankard and Tun. The restaurant's menu will be seafood focused featuring oysters and fresh fish from the Puget Sound. They'll be opening this summer, so keep an eye out.

 

Seattle, What's Happening?

Dining Out For Life, 4/27 - On Thursday 27th, the cost of your lunch/dinner will go a long way. Over 100 restaurants are participating in Lifelong's Dining out for life. Basically they'll be donating 30-50% of the days proceeds to Lifelong's vital programs that support people with serious illnesses and poverty in the community. Take a look at the participating restaurants and make a reservation today!

STEM: Science Uncorked, 4/28 - Spend an evening at Pacific Science Center learning about "stem" education. I'm talking wine folks. You'll get to enjoy samples of various Washington wines while "exploring the science straight from the vine". Tickets also include a souvenir wine glass and after-hours access to exhibits.

Seattle Meat and Cheese Festival 2017, 4/29 - Cheese. Meat. Wine. Beer. Charcuterie. Cheese. More Cheese. You get the gist. It's a 21+ event and tickets are selling out fast.

AstroSalon Brunch, 4/29 - Sweetgrass Food Co. is hosting an astrosalon brunch. Over a delicious meal, you'll get to explore your Lunar Nodes, discover your destiny, and better understand your calling. If you are big on astrology and big on brunch, don’t miss this.