TMA Mondays: Independence Day


TMA'ed while throwing back with 7 Days by Craig David

Happy 4th of July!

While we are all out celebrating America's Independence, Greenwood restaurants are trying to get back on their feet. After the gas explosion that totaled/damaged some popular neighborhood restaurants, most of them are slowly working their way back to business, with renovations and frequent updates to their Facebook pages.

In Ballard, there is a Scandanavian Café coming into town and it is planting itself inside Old Ballard Liquor Company. The menu will include a modern take on lesser-known Swedish, Danish and Norwegian dishes, sans Swedish meatballs.

Lastly, the Starbucks Roastery is now serving ice cream! They'll be serving Affogato's using Mora's ice cream.


Our Pick of the Week

Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt, Pike Place - They are not a restaurant, but man Ellenos is the only place that has ever made me crave yogurt. Damn the lactose intolerance, give me some Marionberry yogurt please!

Ribs - Ribs and 4th of July go hand in hand. This year why not try cooking them a little different.  Try these hoisin baby back ribs from spoonforkbacon.


New Sh*t in Town

Foreign National, Capitol Hill - The Stateside team have opened their bar next door called Foreign National. Their 25 seat venue, will serve exotic cocktails and Asian-inspired drink snacks that will rotate on a daily basis.  If Stateside is any example of how good Foreign National will be, then I expect it to be very good.

Copine, Ballard - 2 years in the making and now its finally here. Shaun McCrain and Jill Kinney's first day of business will be tomorrow (July 5th) . Their new restaurant Copine will be serving modern American cuisine with French twists.

CraftWorks Coffee Bar, Lower Queen Anne - Seattle, being coffee central, you never have time to dominate the market. Just a few weeks ago La Morzocco opened their doors, now Craftworks Coffee is opening around the corner. Craftworks is aiming to become "Seattle's ultimate coffee bar" and they want to switch your coffee game to a more educational experience.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Celebrate Eid, 07/06 - For our reader and friends who have been fasting for Ramadan, if you haven't made Eid plans yet, or you don’t know where you plan on breaking fast, there is a pop-up by Taylor Cheney at Marjorie that seems promising.

Ballard Seafood Fest, 07/09 - 07/10 - According to their site, seafoodfest began in 1974 to celebrate Ballard's connection to the fishing industry and it Nordic roots. Now, it’s the ultimate festival with art & crafts, food trucks, all sorts of seafood delights, and Lutefisk!

Seattle International Beerfest, 07/08- 07/10 - July should officially be nicknamed Seattle's food and drink festival month. This festival, also known as SIB, specializes in "rare, hard-to-find, exotic" beers. If you're a Budlight kind of person this may not be your jam, but then again its beer so its everyone's jam.


Sources: Seattle Met, Seattle Eater, The Stranger