TMA Mondays: Cyber Monday

TMA'ed while listening to "Flesh Without Blood" by Grimes

In with the new and out with the old. Cyber Mondays are all about replacing last year's gadgets with new shiny ones. Unsurprisingly, that applies to the food industry around this time of year as well . Royal India Grill has been replaced with New Leaf Bistro bringing more pho-nomenal Vietnamese food to West Seattle. Hopefully, they passed the health inspection because Vietnamese restaurant - Ballet, failed the test and is now being revamped and renamed by Rancho Bravo's owner as "Buddha's Kitchen." Ballet isn't the only one under the weather, Costco has superseded Chipotle with the recent discovery of a new strain of E.coli in the chicken salad that is more life-threatening. Card members proceed with caution and beware of the samples, your kidneys are at risk.

Our Pick of the Week

Restaurant

Altura, Capitol Hill - Apparently the best seat in any Seattle Restaurant is at the counter of Altura watching the chef, Nathan Lockwood cook. It also doesn't hurt that the food never fails to be delicious.

Ingredient

Thanksgiving Leftovers - The best part about Black Friday is eating the leftovers from the day before. If you are looking for creative ways to gobble down the meal that keeps on giving, Seattle Times has some great recipes that might just fit the bill.

 

The New Sh*t In Town

 Marination, South Lake Union - Amazonian's and all, get some leis and be prepared to say aloha to Marination. According to their Facebook, it's safe to assume that when the restaurant opens it will be serving many of the classics from the Station, Big Blue, and Ma Kai. Unfortunately, opening date is still TBD.

Sushi Kashibi, Downtown - Shiro Kashiba's retirement plan seems to have been starting a new venture with his son Ed. Both father and son have teamed up to bring Seattle some more of Shiro's beloved sushi, so get your chopsticks ready for December 1st.

Seattle Meowtropolitan, Wallingford - Seattle must be on Santa's Nice List because it's finally getting a cat café on Christmas. I mean we are the city with the most single women with cats, so it's about time. Click on the link for more details!

 

Seattle, What's Happening?

Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday Party, 12/2 - Halloween might be long gone, but food is always a good reason to celebrate the dead. Especially when it's someone like Sinatra. Tini Bigs lounge will be serving oysters, chop salad, spaghetti and more starting at 4pm.

Sicilian Christmas, 12/5 -  Want to celebrate the holidays 20 days early? Ask for tickets to this $165 feast at Il Corvo as an early present and experience a piece of Sicily.

Hanukkah Dinner, 12/6-12/14 - Even if you don’t celebrate Hanukkah, Golden Beetle's menu of fried food sounds like it's worth celebrating. Think stuffed donuts or potato latkes for only $5-9 per dish!

Do you have any leftovers from Turkey day? How is your Cyber Monday shopping going? Let us know what you're looking forward to this week!

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Sources: Seattle Eater, The Stranger, Seattle Met, Seattle Times