TMA Mondays: Seattle Summers

TMA'ed while listening to Summer Nights by Tiesto, John Legend

I've lived in Seattle 3 years now, and no matter how much people complain about the weather, for the past two summers, the sun has started shining bright and consistently in May. It's mid-June and we are still having weeks in the 60s and I am not pleased. But just because the weather didn’t get the notice, doesn’t mean us Seattleites can't be summer living, and that includes brunch. Lucky for us Mamnoon launched their brunch menu this past weekend, so that means one more place to choose from on weekends.

We were all excited when Little Uncle expanded and opened Big Uncle and now it seems that Little Uncle will be gone for good. Replacing them will be Manu's Bodegita run by Manuel Alfau. Manuel is currently the owner and chef of Manu's Bodega in Pioneer square and he'll be serving some of the Bodega's favorites like Cubano dip and Peruvian pork belly at his new location in Capitol Hill.

Quick tidbit, did you know that Seattle has a foodtruck for dogs?! Yep, it's called the Seattle Barkery and they've been making national waves. Oh people and their pets.


Our Pick of the Week

Cedars on Brooklyn, University District - This place is hands down the best Indian food I have had in Seattle. They are pretty cheap and they have sizeable portions which are great for sharing. Their food still tastes good when its delivered, and believe me that's noteworthy.

French Toast - You can never plan too early, and today is the right time to start thinking of your brunch plans for this weekend. May I suggest this ricotta berry french toast casserole from Pinch of Yum? Enjoy.


New Sh*t in Town

Choukette- éclair'art, Pike Place - Ludovic Guillaume and Elizabeth Bastoni lived in France for 18 years, and now they have brought a bit of Paris back with them in the form of Eclairs! Their new location beneath the sky bridge at Pike place Market serves up a variety of eclairs with different fillings and flavors. According to their Facebook, they are running out almost twice a day, so get in there quick.

Tavolata, Capitol Hill -  Ethan and Angela Stowell are opening a second Tavolata at the end of June in Capitol Hill. The Belltown Tavolata was Ethan's first foray into modern Italian cooking, now this cornerstone is expanding. The menu will be similar to the original's menu, with lots of extruded pastas and fresh vegetables plus a few hearty proteins.

Flatstick Pub, Pioneer Square -  All work and no play make adultsthe worst people to be around. The owner of the new Flatstick Pub Sam Largent gets that. His 9000square-foot place has 36 taps of Washington brews and ciders, 10 duffleboard tables ( a combo shuffleboard and minigolf game) a nine hole miniature golf course, a board game zone and much more.


Seattle, What's Happening?

Bellevue Strawberry Festival, 06/25 -06/26 - The Eastside Heritage Festivalis hosting the Bellevue Strawberry festival, and that means live music, an auto show, historical exhibits, and strawberries, lots of strawberries.

Pacific Northwest Herring Week, 06/20 - 06/26 - According to the site, Northwest Herring Week "aims to restore herring to its proper place as a commercial fishery for human consumption".  Its doing this by partnering Seattle chefs and grocers to feature herring dishes on their menus or products in their aisles. If you're a herring fan, check out the site to see which of your favorite restaurants are participating


Sources: Seattle Eater, Seattle Times, Seattle Met, The Stranger