TMA Mondays: How good is too good
TMA'ed while playing You & Me by Marc E.Bassy on repeat
Can you really have too much of a good thing? In the case of Sisters and Brothers, that answer is yes, at least for now. Their Nashville hot chicken has been such a hit that they have had to cancel lunch for the time being. Since they opened a few weeks ago, they have had lines around the restaurant before they even open with chicken running out in an hour sometimes. With these new times and more hands on deck, they hope to be able to meet more customer's hot chicken needs.
Sisters and Brothers may be getting rid of lunch, but Saint Helen's is preparing to start serving brunch on weekends. Just in time for brunch season. In other news, Tarsan I Jane opened last week. Free of investor influence, chef Perfecte Rocher is ready to give Seattle a taste of his native Valencia and Catalan. Meanwhile, Dueminuti plans on introducing Seattle to fast-casual Italian. The name Dueminuti is Italian for two minutes and that's just how quick it'll take to cook their pasta.
Our Pick of the Week
Cederberg Tea House, Queen Anne - I'm surprised it took me so long to make Cederberg my pick of the week. It is hands down my favourite café in Seattle. Their malva puddings are to die for but to be honest everything on their menu is a win. Plus, if you’ve never had a rooibos tea latte, you need to fix that at Cederberg.
Bananas - For some unknown reason, I've been craving banana bread. This recipe by iamafoodblog looks delicious and I just might be trying it out this week. You should too.
New Sh*t in Town
Tigerly Ox, Central District - John Tran, the owner of Tigerly Ox says their all about "tasty, convenient and well-balanced food" and you can expect that in their new location opening soon in Central District. They serve fast-casual Vietnamese,. You choose an entrée base like banh mi or rice, then add your meat/tofu and other fillings. Look out for them in mid-June.
Asadero Sinaloa, Ballard - Asadero Sinaloa is a hit in Kent, and soon they'll be opening shop in Ballard. What separates them from all the other Mexican places in Ballard? They'll be serving food from the northern region of Mexico. Think of them as the Mexican version of a steakhouse because they are after all the only Mexican prime house in the Northwest.
La Marzocco Café, Seattle Center - La Marzocco espresso machines are some of the most popular machines in the coffee world. Once upon a time, they were the primary supplier for Starbucks and for the first time ever they have opened a public showroom and café in Seattle Center. They'll be serving goodies from the London Plane as well as have a "Roaster in Residence" program that will feature coffees from around the globe for on-month residencies.
Seattle, What's Happening?
Opening Day , 05/14 - This upcoming weekend marks opening day for the 2nd season of South Lake Union's Street market. Every Saturday, from 10am - 3pm from May 14th - September 24th, vendors will be out serving delicious local food, cool crafts and other purveyors.
Hello Kitty Café Truck, 05/14- 05/15 - The EMP Museum will be saying goodbye to its Hello Kitty exhibit on May 15th. To celebrate, the hello Kitty café truck will be making an appearance this weekend. Go visit them from 10-5pm on the 14th and 15th.
Seattle Ice Cream festival, 05/22 - All your favorite ice cream shops will be gathering at Chophouse Row to give you the ultimate brain freeze. Expect Seattle favourites like Molly Moon's, Bluebird, Cupcake Royal and many more!
Sources: Seattle Met, Seattle Eater, Facebook