TMA Mondays: Expansions

TMA'ed while listening to $ave Dat Money(feat. Fetty Wap & Rich Homie Quan) by Lil Dicky

Every week, it seems like a new apartment building is constructed in Seattle. Just like there are new buildings, Seattle is experiencing a surge of new restaurants. Even better than the new restaurants though, are when Seattle favorites open new locations. Such is the case for Molly Moon's who opened a Redmond location earlier this year and will now be expanding to Columbia City come next year. Also expanding are Ciudad's and Bar Noroeste's menus. They have started serving lunch and brunch respectively. Starbucks is expanding into the baked goods business for a 2nd time. This time, they are investing in the Italian bakery Princi. Princi stores are open 24 hours and according to Starbuck's press release,  offer "everything from light breakfast to impressive dinners".  The first new Princi location is planned for Seattle in 2017.

Unfortunately, Bar Sajor went the opposite route of expanding and closed their doors on July 9th.


Our Pick of the Week

Honoré Bakery, Ballard - Two weekends ago, I had the Kouign Amann from Honoré bakery. Two weekends ago, my life changed. Go try the Kouign Amann for yourself and you'll know what I mean.

Shrimp - Summer is all about light refreshing meals. What is more light and refreshing than a shrimp avocado salad. Try this recipe by SkinnyTaste. I'll be making some for myself this week.


New Sh*t in Town

The Butchers Table, Denny Triangle - When you want a roast beef sandwich, you rarely think "oh I could do with a Wagyu beef sandwich right now". Why? Because it wasn’t a thing that you could get. Now you can at the Butcher's Table. Aside from fancy sandwiches, you can also purchase Wagyu beef to go. They will soon be opening their bar and steakhouse so stay tuned.

The Nest, Downtown - The Scout's younger, just as fancy sister lounge has opened on the roof of the new Thompson hotel downtown.  The upscale lounge and bar will be serving unique drinks accompanied by a small menu of snacks and a breathtaking view of the Seattle waterfront.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Sirens and Cider, 07/16 - Capitol Cider will be hosting another installment of their sirens and cider series. It’s a series that includes a farm-to-table meal paired with cider while at the same time honoring some of Seattle's female chefs, cider makers and producers.

5th Annual Picnic in the Park, 07/21 - Yes you can picnic at Volunteer Park anytime, but only on July 21st, will your picnic include live music, circus acts, and food from favorites like Cheese Wizards and Cupcake Royale.


Sources: Seattle Eater, The Stranger