TMA Mondays: Total Eclipse


TMA'ed while listening to Man of the Year by Leroy Sanchez

Happy Eclipse day! While a lot of you were outside watching the moon get in the way of the sun's shine, some Seattle establishments were also losing their sparkle.

Last week, Josh Henderson closed three of his fairly new establishments, Vestal, Cantine and Poulet Galore. The reason? They weren't getting the necessary people traffic from the South Lake Union crowd. Stumptown Coffee Roasters closed their pine St location after their lease expired and lastly Ray's Boathouse and Lark ended brunch service.


Our Pick of the Week

Sushi Kashiba, Pike Place - The craving for sushi came strong this weekend so I went to Sushi Kashiba and had their omakase. It has been a while since I last visited, almost a year, but they did not disappoint. Excellent service, and melt in your mouth sushi are the only reasons you should visit. I say only, because shouldn’t that be enough?! Why wait for a special occasion to treat yourself good?

Waffles - If you are on team waffles, this recipe is for you. I recently saw a picture that said "waffles are just pancakes with abs". Who wouldn’t want to eat that? Try this recipe for fluffy whole wheat waffles by Sally's Baking addiction and get you abs on.


New Sh*t in Town

Bakery Nouveau, Burien - Chef and CEO William and Heather Leaman are opening a flagship location of Bakery Nouveau in Burien. The new location is expected to be open in September and will be selling their popular pastries, bread and cakes. This new space is their largest yet so that means more seating, more parking and more chocolates!

'Table, Denny Triangle - 'Table is the latest addition to the numerous vegan/vegetarian restaurants that have been popping up in Seattle. The restaurant will be a burger joint serving what will hopefully be delicious vegetarian burgers and sides. They are expected to open in late summer so keep an eye out for more updates here.

Frankie & Jo's, Ballard - The vegan ice cream shop is opening a second location in Ballard this fall. Now there will be two places, aside from online, that you can get their scoops.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Summerfeast, 8/24 -  MarketShare, a nonprofit working to help immigrants and refugees start food stall businesses, hopes to demonstrate with Summerfeast what they envision as a permanent street food market near King Street Station.  

SoDo Block Party, 8/26 - The neighborhood of SoDo is hosting the 2nd annual block party. It will feature several wineries, food trucks, restaurants and some good live music. Tickets to the event get you two -tasting at each venue plus a 10$ coupon of a bottle purchases over $30.