TMA Mondays: Gloomy Outlook

TMA'ed while listening to When I fall by The Good Husbands

Last week was gloomy and the weekend was windy. It's safe to say Seattle weather is struggling. Greenwood residents are experiencing more gloom than usual after a natural gas leak explosion demolished Neptune Coffee, Mr Gyro and a Quik stop convenience store. Luckily there were no fatalities. Several neighboring establishments also experienced minor damage. The community has set up a Go Fund Me to help the affected businesses, any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. In other grey news, Nestle recently had to recall 3 million frozen food items due to suspected presence of glass pieces. They believe the common culprit might be the spinach found in several of those food items. Scary!

On the bright side, Woodblock is officially opening its doors at 4pm on March 18th.  Owners, Carolyn and Tony Scott felt inspired to create a restaurant that would be comfortable any night of the week. Inside the 2300 sq.ft.  restaurant they will be serving food that's local and seasonal, including things like blistered shishito peppers and heirloom carrots with maple syrup. The bar will also have a wide curated selection of American Whiskeys, and other spirits with a special focus on local distilleries. Check them out on Cleveland Street in Redmond!


Our Pick of the Week

Kedai Makan, Capitol Hill - I visited Kedai Makan for the first time since they moved this past weekend. I've got to say, they've still go it! Their menu is constantly changing, but you can expect the dynamic flavors they had at their take out window. Also, go early, they fill up pretty quickly.

Carrots - I know I should be used to the gloom, but this week has been extra gloomy. Try this recipe for carrot hummus by Molly Yeh and brighten up your food and your week.


New Sh*t in Town

Sizzle Pie, Capitol Hill - We saw the sign for sizzle pie a while back when we visited General Porpoise. Now it's expected to open next month. How much pizza places can there be in Cap Hill? A lot apparently. Sizzle Pie is an expansion of the popular Portland pizza joint of the same name.

Sam Choy's Poke to the Max, Hillman City - Sam Choy's Poke to the Max is getting a brick and mortar location. Sam Choy is all about bringing island favorites to the mainland including Loco Moco, Kahlua Pork and Poke!

Marine Hardware, Ballard - If you've been to Staple & Fancy, you probably saw Ethan Stowell's Chippy's right next door. Chippy's gone now and Marine Hardware has taken its place. Still owned by Ethan, Marine Hardware will focus on "smaller plates with a bit more refinement". Also, diners will get a chance to see Ethan Stowell act as line cook extraordinaire on certain days.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Dine Around Seattle, 3/6 -3/31 - If you are a fan of Seattle restaurant week, then you will love Dine Around Seattle.  With 3 course dinners for $33 and 3 course lunches for $18, you have no excuse not to visit the restaurants that have been on your list for a while.

Seattle's French Fest, 3/20 - As part of Seattle Center's Festal cultural event series, french fest will be celebrating everything français. Expect live music, performances, food and a best baguette competition. Plus, it's free. Don’t miss it!

Cochon 555, 4/10 - This is an eating extravaganza. 5 pigs, 5 chefs, 5 winemakers and you drowning in delicious. The chefs are competing to be crowned Prince/Princess of Porc and the winner goes on to compete for King/Queen of Porc so you can expect the best of the best. Watch the video to get a glimpse of what to expect.


Sources: Eater, Seattle Met, Facebook, The Stranger, NBC News