TMA Mondays: Same Difference

TMA'ed while listening to Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay

The trend for this week seems to be same sh*t different toilet. The Chipotle in South Lake Union is closed again for failing to meet the health code for meat temperatures. While Chipotle is struggling to learn from their mistakes, Peloton is learning from the success of other bike service cafés in Cap Hill and opening up shop there as well. I wish Peloton all the best, but my wishes don't always come true. At least not for Bauhaus Books sticking around town. Unfortunately, they were not able to sustain their temporary store. Speaking of temporary, Bob's Quality Meats is back open from being closed after a fire earlier this year. Now you can go get yourself some goat meat (non-halal).

Our Pick of the Week

Restaurant

The Wandering Goose, Capitol Hill - The holiday season makes me crave southern comfort food. Luckily, this hole in the wall fulfills my desires with fried chicken Fridays and delicious southern breakfast.

Ingredient

Potatoes - I love potatoes fried, mashed, baked, roasted, etc. Any meal without this starch is severely lacking, in my opinion. While most potato dishes are considered comfort food, they can be made slightly more festive for the holidays with these bon appetit recipes.

 

The New Sh*t In Town

Ezell's, Bellevue -  The best fried chicken in PNW is coming to the East side as the biggest location yet. If everything goes smoothly, expect traffic in Bellevue this Friday because this opening might be just as hectic as Chick-fil-a's.

Nirmals, Pioneer Square - A week from today, Indian food will be kicked up a notch on the bougie scale with Nirmal Monteiro's new upscale restaurant. Before the holidays it will only be open for lunch, but soon after it will also serve dinner.

Royal Drummer, Ballard - This café, planning to open in January, is exactly what frequent Bauhaus customers in Ballard need after hearing it might be closing. Mornings will definitely be better with their offering of a full course menu morning happy hour along with single-source roasts.

 

Seattle, What's Happening?

Cooking Demo: Handmade Chocolate Truffles, 12/19 - Still need a holiday gift for all your coworkers? Learn how to make truffles with this free demonstration by Lauri Pflazer at the Pike Place Atrium Kitchen.

Bait Shop Turns 3, 12/14 - What better way to celebrate a birthday around this time of year, than with a holiday theme. The restaurant's anniversary party starts at 9pm and is free to everyone 21 and up. The attire is holiday sweaters and the menu includes happy hour taco specials and free cake. There will also be live music courtesy of the band Dancer + Prancer.

Feast of the Seven Fishes, 12/14 through 12/24 - There are four Seattle restaurants celebrating the holidays with the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of "The Feast of Seven Fishes." On Christmas Eve, Bar Sajor is serving a traditional menu for $45 and Tulio Ristorante is offering seven a la carte fish specials ranging from $8-$38. The day before Chirstmas Eve, Dec. 23rd, Anchovies & Olives has a family style fish menu for $80.  Delancey is going all out from December 14th-21st by using their wood fired oven to make their fish dishes, the catch is it costs $125.

 How are your last few weeks of this year shaping up? Are they the same or different than what you expected?

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Sources: Capitol Hill Seattle, Seattle Eater, The Stranger, Seattle Met