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Photos by Meredith Wilson: Chef Joe Bayley prepares a salad during the pop-up for his forthcoming La Colonial restaurant on Friday, Oct. 13.
Photos by Meredith Wilson: Chef Joe Bayley prepares a salad during the pop-up for his forthcoming La Colonial restaurant on Friday, Oct. 13.
Monday, October 16, 2017 8:58 AM
Chef Joe Bayley plans to open his Spanish-Filipino restaurant La Colonial in the Central District in mid-2018. He tested his menu during a pop-up on Oct. 13, and plans to do another before Thanksgiving. 
  • By The Pound, hidden bar now open
    Passersby on East Olive Way will see  a typical neighborhood delicatessen. Open what appears to be the door to a walk-in cooler, and that’s the start down the rabbit hole.
  • Bok a Bok next in pecking order
    Korean-inspired Bok A Bok Fried Chicken has opened next to The Runaway, replacing popular Caribbean sandwich shop Paseo, whose Capitol Hill expansion was highly anticipated but short-lived.
  • Former Dilletante space to become Mexican restaurant, tequila bar

    Edgar Pelayo has plans to open a family-friendly Mexican restaurant and tequila bar on Broadway East next spring.
    Anejo is replacing Dilettante Mocha Café & Chocolate Martini Bar, which closed in late January after 41 years on the Hill.

  • Aviv makes hummus way of life
    Hummus exists in Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants around Seattle as a side or appetizer. New Capitol Hill restaurateur David Nussbaum is spreading the word that it can be the main event.
  • Stowell away restaurants in Capitol Hill
    Ethan and Angela Stowell — among the most successful restaurateurs in town, with (for the moment) four spots on Capitol Hill alone — have found that sweet spot between adventure and predictability.
  • Bamboo Sushi, QuickFish Poke Bar coming to Capitol Hill next spring

    Portland-based Sustainable Restaurant Group plans to open its Bamboo Sushi and QuickFish Poke Bar restaurants in Capitol Hill next spring.
    “We were really dead set on making that neighborhood our first foray into Seattle,” said SRG creative director Cory Schisler. “I think that neighborhood matches up with our personality really well.”

  • Stowells selling Capitol Hill sister restaurants
    Angela and Ethan Stowell have put their 15th Avenue restaurants Anchovies & Olives and Bar Cotto on the market, citing a desire to focus on other Capitol Hill and greater Seattle concepts.
  • Restaurants serving up small bites for 7th annual Omnivorous benefit

    For affordable-housing advocates that also happen to be foodies, Capitol Hill Housing’s annual Omnivorous benefit is the perfect pairing.
    Omnivorous puts tasty small bites from numerous Capitol Hill restaurants on display, culminating with a Raising the Beet fundraiser pledge to support the affordable housing developer’s various projects and programs.

  • Honor Society Coffee looking for new space
    Honor Society Coffee founders Brandin Myett and Elizabeth Pachaud are looking for a new spot where they can just focus on roasting and wholesale, but another business venture will keep them occupied in the Melrose Market.
  • The Saint doubling down on 'tequila salvation'
    Citing a chef shortage and desire to refocus on “tequila salvation,” The Saint founder Quentin Ertel says the Capitol Hill restaurant will close its kitchen on Sunday to make way for a new lounge space.
  • Redhook tests its Brewlab in Capitol Hill
    Redhook Brewery showed off its Capitol Hill Brewlab on Thursday night, with tours of the eight-barrel brew system, bites from the kitchen and 16 small-batch collaboration beers.
  • By The Pound owners promise many surprises await

    The creative minds behind the future By The Pound on East Olive Way are spreading the word about what the delicatessen will be, but are also saving some surprises for opening day.

  • A tree grows on 15th Avenue
    There’s an excellent restaurant in Greenwood called Olive and Grape. Since 2009, there’s been a spot called Olive Tree in Kent. And now there’s a second Olive Tree at 340 15th Ave. E. on Capitol Hill. It takes over the ambitious space occupied by Sur 16, which itself had taken over from the Bagel Deli.
  • Thai hot pot coming to Capitol Hill
    Expected to open by the end of May, Morfire is bringing Thai hot pot cooking to Capitol Hill, replacing Culture Club on 12th Avenue.
  • Public Health reports four illnesses stemming from Rancho Bravo
    Public Health Seattle & King County is investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis with abdominal cramps and diarrhea that was reported by four people from a single party at Rancho Bravo Tacos in Capitol Hill.
  • Contadino: Two tasty concepts
    The idea seems to be to keep the pizzeria a “family” place while the restaurant develops a more sophisticated adult vibe. An understandable goal, even though my guess is it won’t work. During the first week, it was awkward at best.
  • Contadino/Pizzeria Contadino open in Capitol Hill
    A month after Jason Lajeunesse and business partner Joey Burgess shut down the short-lived fine Italian restaurant Ernest Loves Agnes, two restaurants have taken its place.
  • Restaurateurs closing Ernest Loves Agnes on Jan. 31
    After opening their upscale pizza spot in September 2015, Ernest Loves Agnes owner Jason Lajeunesse and business partner Joey Burgess announced Tuesday the restaurant will close at the end of the month to make way for a new project.
  • Southpaw: Lovely sausage; hold the salt
    The Southpaw name could have been a reference to left-handed baseball pitchers; certainly the slices of pizza are as big as a Little League infield. But no, it's the world of boxing. Some ideas that didn't make it: Cauliflower Ear, Fat Lip, Bloody Nose, Swollen Eye, Concussion.
  • Kyoto-style ramen spot Tentenyu coming to Capitol Hill
    Kyoto import Tentenyu is adding a Capitol Hill ramen spot after hitting the United States last year, serving up the Japanese comfort food in L.A.
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