A New Place to Drink Tequila on Capitol Hill, Frankie & Jo’s Comes to U Village, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 17, 2020 Edition – Things to Do

A New Place to Drink Tequila on Capitol Hill, Frankie & Jo's Comes to U Village, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 17, 2020 Edition - Things to Do

Frankie & Jo’s herbal ice cream has officially landed in the university district! Try the seasonal flavors (including a coconut and oat / dark chocolate swirl, a creamy mix of kale and lime leaves, and a crispy blueberry number) or stick to your favorites.

Frankie & Jo’s via Instagram

If the multi-faceted fears of the present moment have whetted your appetite for home cooking, you’re in luck – spots like Matt’s in the Market and Tavolàta Belltown return this week, new locations like La Josie’s and a new U. Village outpost by Frankie & Jo’s, and specials like an Aslan Brewing Company warehouse for Black Lives Matter in local PCC markets. Find our full personal food directory here, our takeaway and delivery directory here, and our guide to Seattle farmers markets.

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The Barque Brontes Bakery Café and JarrBar
The neighbors of Pike Place have turned Dutch in a dining area on the terrace from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. serving coffee, lunch and dinner, cocktails and dessert.

Renee Erickson’s beef-focused restaurant dining room will open gently from July 17-18. Guests can call to reserve a (very limited) spot to enjoy a set menu ($ 125 per person) of grass-fed, dry-ripened steaks, seasonal vegetables, and Boat Street bread pudding with freshly churned ice cream.

Birreria Tijuana
Known for its birria (beef slowly cooked with spices and chili peppers), Burien Mexican restaurant will open a new take-away location in Everett on Saturday, July 18. Former Stranger food and drink editor Julianne Bell recommends the vampiro, an open-faced taco with a layer of melted cheese and a layer of ground beef on a fried tortilla.

Brouwer’s Cafe
The Belgian place for food and beer opened again for dinner this week. Drop by from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. or stay at home and continue ordering to take away.

Shopping venture
Reservations are now available for the Italian spot in Capitol Hill, which brings snacks, antipasti, salumi and seasonal vegetable dishes to your table.

Frankie & Jo’s
The herbal ice cream dairy, well known on Instagram, announced in January that it plans to open a brand new third location in the university district this year. From Friday, July 17th, it will be officially open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Good weather
Breakfast tacos are back at the bike shop and cafe on Chophouse Row from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Take them home or sit on the terrace (open Wednesday through Sunday).

gold bar
Starting this week, South Lake Union’s Caribbean and Latin-inspired 24K bar will reopen Wednesday through Saturday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for in-person dining (as well as takeaway and delivery). Their Crown Social Distancing Club is next door and is decorated with tables and chairs that resemble a cozy living room for groups of five or fewer. Reservations are required.

Chef Brendan McGill’s Bainbridge Island-based restaurant launches a series of pop-ups from its decks in front of the main restaurant and deli, where you can sip Baywater Shellfish oysters on compostable plates with a cold beer (on Saturday July 18th) or cocktail in hand.

Hogstones wood stove
While they won’t be opening their garden this summer, the Eastsound Farm-to-Table restaurant will serve pizza, crab rolls, and other lunches starting Friday, July 17.

The pastry festival
This French pastry shop on Mercer Island opened on Friday July 17th and offers a selection of pastries, savory pies and quiches, baguette sandwiches and craft drinks. The outdoor terrace is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or you can indulge yourself.

Lady Jaye
West Seattle Cocktail Bar and Smokehouse will open a general store for take-away cookies, gravy and Wagyu beef at West Seattle Farmers Market on Sunday, July 19.

La Josies
On Thursday, June 16, the sociable, popular Mexican restaurant Fogon on Capitol Hill officially opened a sister bar called La Josie’s Mexican Bar, owned by owner Noel Cortez in honor of late nephew and business partner Jose Ambriz in the former room of nearby East Trading Co. was named. They are open daily from 4:00 p.m. until late at night for limited dining.

Matt is in the market
From your seat, enjoy a view of Pike Place at this Northwest staple that recently reopened for lunch and dinner. Don’t forget to make a reservation.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s ramen and sake spot began on Monday, July 13th, with the take-out and delivery service by Grubhub and Zuppler. Today they are open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Starting Monday July 13, parties five or less years old can dine on the outdoor terrace of Poquitos from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

This newly opened Madison Park Spot features a Summer Nights on the Patio program ($ 99 per person) with a 4-course tasting menu for groups of two to five.

Weather in Tavolàta
On Saturday, July 18, the original Belltown location of Ethan Stowell Italian restaurant will return to takeaway. In addition, both locations offer happy hour specials daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with options such as rigatoni with spices on Italian sausage, pappardelle bolognese and chickpea salad with sultanas and celery leaves.


Alexandra’s macarons
Keep your ear to the ground (aka Instagram) to open the new location of the popular Ballard Macaron spot in the Central District on the 18th and Union, slated for late summer 2020.

The pantry
Learn to cook like a pro with the Pantry’s popular online cooking classes (over $ 75) that return with a new batch every month. August offers classes in Southeast Asian cuisine (August 1st), Mediterranean mezze (different dates), sweet and savory galettes (August 11th and 31st) and much more. You can purchase the ingredients yourself or pick up a prepackaged kit.

This self-poured taproom for beer and wine is due to open on July 27, 2020 at the former location of Roy Street Coffee & Tea, reports Eater.


Aslan Brewing Company
All PCC stores have stocked up on Aslan Brewing’s American warehouse, 100% of which goes to Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County. You will only get one delivery of the material, so act quickly!

Lobster King
If you order a five found bucket of seafood ($ 35) on the weekend of July 17th, Crawfish King tosses a whole blue crab in while supplies last.

Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt
Head to Pike Place on the weekend of July 17th and sample new flavors like pineapple açaí and carrot cake from everyone’s favorite yogurt suppliers.

Frelard tamales
Buy three tamales from this gem on Green Lake and get a free Agua Fresca starting now on Tuesdays.

Nutty squirrel gelato
Achieve homemade ice cream at the Nutty Squirrel pop-up at Woodinville’s Willows Lodge on Saturday July 18, 3pm to 8pm. They will serve their Tuscan melon cups filled with ice cream and toppings.

Pioneer Square D & E.
This casually elegant place spoils breakfast guests with free coffee with the most important meal of the day in July.

Populuxe brows
Ballard Brewery has brought back their arcade room for groups of five or fewer. Reserve a 30-minute slot to play classic games like Ghostbusters, PacMan (and Mrs. PacMan), Asteroids Deluxe, and Tetris while sipping local beers.

Theo chocolate
The Fremont-based retailer has launched a limited edition version of its 70% dark chocolate bar, 100% of the net proceeds of which will go to All In Washington “to address the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on Washington’s hardest hit communities . ”