Dining space – Fuze Restaurant And Lounge http://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:58:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-90.png Dining space – Fuze Restaurant And Lounge http://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/ 32 32 19 Restaurants That Opened In The Pearland, Friendswood Area In 2021 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/19-restaurants-that-opened-in-the-pearland-friendswood-area-in-2021/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 14:55:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/19-restaurants-that-opened-in-the-pearland-friendswood-area-in-2021/ Throughout the year, Community Impact Journal tracks new and opening restaurants and bars in the Pearland and Friendswood area. Here is a non-exhaustive list of new restaurants opening in 2021 classified by type of cuisine. “> American 1. Burger Nation 9515 W. Broadway St., Ste. 119 Pearlland 832-779-6779 www.burger-nation.com 2. JLB Restaurant 145 N. Friendswood […]]]>

Throughout the year, Community Impact Journal tracks new and opening restaurants and bars in the Pearland and Friendswood area. Here is a non-exhaustive list of new restaurants opening in 2021 classified by type of cuisine.

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American

1. Burger Nation

9515 W. Broadway St., Ste. 119 Pearlland

832-779-6779

www.burger-nation.com

2. JLB Restaurant

145 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

281-816-5003

www.thejlbeatery.com

3. Hometown Sports Bar and Grill

1853 Pearland Drive, Ste. 135 Pearlland

832-486-9611

www.hometownsbg.com

4. Texas Pit Stop Premium

20794 Gulf Freeway, Webster

281-810-2222

www.txpitstopbbq.com

5.TC

2111 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 115, Wood of friends

832-569-2240

https://friedects.com

Asian

6. Mai Thai Pho & Grill

3145 Silverlake Village Drive, Ste. 112 Perland

832-406-7977

www.maithaiphogrill.com

7. Pho and more

104 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. G, Friendswood

832-569-4753

https://pho-and-more-restaurant.business.site

Cuban

8. The Cuban Flavor

709 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. G, Friendswood

832-569-5750

www.facebook.com/thecubanflavors

Desserts/sweets

9. Bonus Coffee

2570 Pearland Drive, Ste. 130 Perland

281-809-5042

www.bonussweets.com

10. The Bakery and Kitchen Box

1130 Broadway St., Ste. 114 Pearlland

281-947-8137

www.theboxbak.com

11. Bread and more

1826 Country Place Parkway, Ste. 106 Pearlland

832-288-5426

http://bread-and-more-by-chef-joey.business.site

12. Crescent City Connection

3126 FM 528, Webster

832-569-4741

crescentcityconnectiontx.com

house styling

13. Mrs. Norma’s Cafe

5517 Broadway St., Ste. E, Pearlland.

346-570-5817

www.facebook.com/msnormascafe

14. Nikki’s Country Kitchen

5010 Broadway Street, Pearland

346-773-4723

www.facebook.com/nikkiscountrykitchentexas

malaysian

15. Sambal Chef

9721 Broadway St., Ste. 103 Pearlland

281-741-0806

www.sambalchef.kwickmenu.com

Sandwiches

16. Grace Market

9415 Broadway St., Ste. 111 Perland

346-409-1701

www.gracemarketlocal.com

Smoothies/drinks

17. Broadway Food

3272 Broadway St., Ste. 145 Pearlland

832-926-8120

www.facebook.com/broadwaynutrition.tx

18. The Healthy Vibe

2552 E. Broadway St., Ste. 100, Pearlland

281-624-1564

www.facebook.com/thehealthyvibe.htx

19. NamasTEA & Ice Cream

104 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. B, Wood of friends

832-569-5000

www.facebook.com/namasteafw

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Frenchmen Street’s Adolfo restaurant is closed ‘indefinitely’, but that doesn’t mean forever | Where NOLA eats https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/frenchmen-streets-adolfo-restaurant-is-closed-indefinitely-but-that-doesnt-mean-forever-where-nola-eats/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/frenchmen-streets-adolfo-restaurant-is-closed-indefinitely-but-that-doesnt-mean-forever-where-nola-eats/ As soon as the signs settled in the windows of Adolfo, some regulars at the longtime Frenchmen Street restaurant felt a dread that made their stomachs ache. “Adolfo’s restaurant has closed indefinitely,” the signs read, perhaps presaging the loss of another beloved New Orleans restaurant amid a pandemic that has already claimed many. However, “indefinitely” […]]]>

As soon as the signs settled in the windows of Adolfo, some regulars at the longtime Frenchmen Street restaurant felt a dread that made their stomachs ache.

“Adolfo’s restaurant has closed indefinitely,” the signs read, perhaps presaging the loss of another beloved New Orleans restaurant amid a pandemic that has already claimed many.

However, “indefinitely” does not mean forever; Adolfo co-owner Kim Perez intended it as a statement of uncertainty in these very difficult times.






Adolfo Restaurant has been part of the Frenchmen Street nightlife strip since 1997, located on the second floor above the Apple Barrel bar. It temporarily closed in January 2022 with plans to return. (Staff photo by Ian McNulty, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)


Her husband, Adolfo Perez Palavicini, the chef and co-owner, has been hospitalized since last week for a serious health problem. She would not give details of her condition, but said she was receiving encouraging reports of her progress.

Now she plans to reopen the restaurant in the coming weeks with veteran staff who will take care of the kitchen until Palavicini can return.

That will mean a shorter menu to start with, and Perez fears some long-time customers will be disappointed if their favorite dishes aren’t there at the start. But she said this reopening plan represented “small steps” to get Adolfo back into full operation.

Palavicini has run the restaurant for almost a quarter of a century. This July will mark the 25th anniversary of his taking over the small space on the second floor at 611 Frenchmen St.






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Adolfo Perez Palavicini, featured here in 2005, opened his restaurant Adolfo’s on Frenchmen Street in 1997, serving a distinctive Creole-Italian menu. (Staff File photo by Matt Rose, The Times-Picayune)


Now 63, he was the driving force behind the restaurant, his wife said.

“Other people in the business now, they would back down, but he’s the one beating the veal, shopping for the food, making the selections. He’s still there,” Perez said. “They don’t make them like him anymore.”

Adolfo’s is a small restaurant with a bohemian vibe and a varied menu of Italian dishes and Louisiana seafood.






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Corn and crab cannelloni at Adolfo’s restaurant on Frenchmen Street. (Staff File photo by Matt Rose, The Times-Picayune)


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It’s been a neighborhood favorite since the days when Frenchmen Street was still a relatively low-key collection of bars, clubs and other businesses, attracting a largely local clientele. As the nightlife has grown in popularity and tourist appeal, the restaurant has maintained a cohesive identity, attracting regulars for their favorite dishes.

Oysters poached in Pernod, Manny steak with rum-pepper sauce, veal with ocean sauce (a creamy concoction sprinkled with shellfish and capers) and tender cannelloni stuffed with crab, corn and ricotta are among his many signatures.

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Today, Adolfo’s is one of the few businesses left on the Strip before Hurricane Katrina.

The same owners run the small Apple Barrel bar and music club, located downstairs from the restaurant. This space served as an additional dining room for much of the pandemic. Perez said it was too small to reopen as a venue under previous restrictions.






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From 2002: Sue Aldrich of Lincolnshire, IL left, Maurya Zaki of El Cerito, California, and Donna Massery of New Orleans chat on the sidewalk outside Apple Barrel and Adolfo’s. (File photo by Alex Brandon from The Times-Picayune Archive)


Now, she says, the plan is to return the Apple Barrel with live music once the omicron surge subsides.

Restaurant Adolfo

611 French Street

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The SF Cliff House building is set to reopen as a restaurant in late 2022 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/the-sf-cliff-house-building-is-set-to-reopen-as-a-restaurant-in-late-2022/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:36:16 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/the-sf-cliff-house-building-is-set-to-reopen-as-a-restaurant-in-late-2022/ The restaurant space that dramatically overlooks San Francisco’s Lands End, formerly known as the Cliff House, may finally be serving food again this year. The National Park Service, which owns the property, began its formal rental process on Tuesday. Interested restaurateurs have 120 days submit a proposal. The Park Service aims to choose an operator […]]]>

The restaurant space that dramatically overlooks San Francisco’s Lands End, formerly known as the Cliff House, may finally be serving food again this year.

The National Park Service, which owns the property, began its formal rental process on Tuesday. Interested restaurateurs have 120 days submit a proposal. The Park Service aims to choose an operator this summer.

After Cliff House closed in late 2020, rumors swirled about the historic building’s fate and fans bemoaned the end of its longtime operators’ 47 years in business. Since then, the Park Service has created two short-lived pop-up museums, giving the public access to a building whose history dates back to 1863. But many have missed dining there, sipping oysters while taking in stunning views on the ocean.

“Now is the moment everyone has been looking forward to,” said Charles Strickfaden, director of communications for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, part of the park service that includes Lands End properties.

The federal agency announced last year that it was canceling its 2019 contract process for the site and would start over with a more streamlined approach. The pandemic has also rendered some of the contract language obsolete, Strickfaden said. The new lease includes pandemic-related provisions such as reduced base rent in the first few years and the possibility of rent modifications or waivers in the event of development such as the government closing restaurants due to a global pandemic.

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Ole’s Guacamoles: new look, new menu, same exceptional service | Food https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/oles-guacamoles-new-look-new-menu-same-exceptional-service-food/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/oles-guacamoles-new-look-new-menu-same-exceptional-service-food/ Despite persistent “Interesting Times” bad manners that don’t go away when we ask, a newly renovated landmark south of Johnson City is still going strong. In addition to its usual clientele, Mexican restaurant Ole’s Guacamoles attracts a mix of curious and connoisseurs, both of whom want to sample authentic Mexican cuisine from the Baja coast. […]]]>

Despite persistent “Interesting Times” bad manners that don’t go away when we ask, a newly renovated landmark south of Johnson City is still going strong.

In addition to its usual clientele, Mexican restaurant Ole’s Guacamoles attracts a mix of curious and connoisseurs, both of whom want to sample authentic Mexican cuisine from the Baja coast. Besides the ubiquitous Tex-Mex, there are many different versions of Mexican cuisine. The Baja version can be found along the Baja Peninsula in western Mexico, and frequently sampled by us Anglos near the tourist mecca of Ensenada.

In what might be called their “Ensenada taste,” Ole’s Guacamoles emphasize the lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with homemade recipes using more chicken and seafood than beef and pork. , all prepared with local products and ingredients.

First impressions

Ole’s Guacamoles occupies the southwest corner where Johnson City’s West Pine and South Roan streets meet. The building can be seen for blocks back and forth due to its bright yellow paint job. The Roan Street side of the building features a mural depicting avocado halves. Why not? Avocado is the main ingredient in anyone’s guacamole. Parking is available on both sides of the restaurant, easily accessible from West Pine or South Roan streets.

The renovation of Ole’s Guacamoles resulted in an easily accessible and very comfortable dining room. Only the cashier and take-out station remain in their original position, flanked by the restaurant entrance on one side and the expanded salsa bar on the other. The kitchen and bar are located around the perimeter of the restaurant’s dining room. My dining partner and I, opting for an early supper, were seated by our server Gio, an exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly young lady who looked after our menus and took our drink orders.

Selections

After a brief consultation with Ms. Gio to ensure that, yes, Ole’s Guacamoles served breakfast anytime of the day, I chose Ole’s Guacamoles’ Breakfast Burrito from the menu ($8.99). My dining partner chose from the dinner side of the menu, ordering one of their Chicken Lime Bowl entrees ($9.99).

How does it taste

My Breakfast Burrito was perfection itself. Take a dinner-size flour tortilla and scramble some eggs. Then load the eggs with spicy Mexican chorizo, beans, melted cheese and ranchera sauce.

Not finding the homemade ranchera sauce as spicy as I would like, I popped into the salsa bar. I came away with something runny in consistency, brown in appearance, that smelled acrid and looked like it was corroding my cutlery. By dipping only the tines of my fork into the dreaded mixture, I was able to extract a quantity of this concoction that proved to be just enough to spice up the breakfast burrito without Mrs. Gio calling the paramedics. With the salsa upgraded to a high performance level, my breakfast burrito was delicious belly full.

My dining partner found his Key Lime Chicken Bowl to be a real treat. Starting with a base of Ole’s Guacamoles’ De Colores salad, add a dollop of chicken white meat marinated in fresh lime juice. Then top the mixture with lettuce, rice, frijoles negras (or black beans, Anglos) and sliced ​​fresh avocado. The above is added to the mixture of yellow corn kernels, chickpeas, chopped red onions, diced ripe tomatoes, black beans and cilantro from the De Colores salad. It is then served in a glazed pottery bowl with a coriander cream vinaigrette and two wedges of lime on the side.

My catering partner made sure to fold the contents of the bowl a few times to make sure it was well mixed to his satisfaction. And it was, both for my catering partner and for me.

The bottom line

The new look of Ole’s Guacamoles is sure to attract a flock of hungry customers and will certainly help grow their regular clientele even more than before. The new look inside and out is a winner, the food is the best in Baja, and the service, as evidenced by the knowledgeable and friendly Ms. Gio, is superb in every way.

Surely you’ve finished all those holiday leftovers by now.

Why not stop by and experience Ole’s guacamole for yourself?

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Making the Most of a Small Dining Space https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/making-the-most-of-a-small-dining-space/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 13:03:27 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/making-the-most-of-a-small-dining-space/ Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms that seat 12 people under a stunning chandelier. This type of space certainly makes it easier to host dinner parties. However, modern homes usually have small dining rooms which require owners or tenants to be resourceful when entertaining guests. Hosts may not be able to expand […]]]>

Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms that seat 12 people under a stunning chandelier. This type of space certainly makes it easier to host dinner parties. However, modern homes usually have small dining rooms which require owners or tenants to be resourceful when entertaining guests.

Hosts may not be able to expand their dining spaces, but there are clever ways to maximize every inch of a small dining room and even smart solutions for those who don’t have a room at all. to eat.

Create the illusion of more space

Restoration areas can be expanded with a few tricks. A mirror on the wall will reflect light and enlarge the room. Additionally, a large-scale patterned floor or oversized artwork on the wall can make the room feel more spacious.

Maximize seats

Chairs can take up a lot of space in a dining room. To maximize seating availability in small dining rooms — or spaces where you need to create a seating area — opt for built-in banquettes or benches. These ideas can help instantly create a cozy corner and save space.

Let space guide furniture choices

Depending on the size and shape of the room, choose a table that will fit comfortably. A round pedestal can take up less space in a smaller room than an oblong or rectangular pedestal. Also, if you have a narrow kitchen-type dining area, choose a narrow table and low-profile chairs. Again, benches can work well in tight spaces. Or even consider a taller pub table.

Use the kitchen island

Many modern homes don’t have a dedicated dining room, but kitchens that open into living rooms. Homeowners with kitchen islands can use large islands as dining areas, and they’re easy places to enjoy casual meals when stools are pulled up to the island.

Install a drop-leaf table

Drop-leaf tables do for dining rooms what Murphy beds do for guest rooms. A wall-mounted drop-leaf table can be folded down for entertaining and folded back when the space needs to be rearranged.

Lighten the color palette

Make dining rooms look bigger with brighter colors. Brightly colored decor, furniture and flooring can do the trick.

Invest in storage rooms

A simple buffet can store silverware, tablecloths, wine glasses and more, but also serve as a bar or server for a buffet.

Small dining rooms can be functional when space is maximized and design tricks are implemented.

]]> Last-minute cancellations hurt restaurant industry, say some Chicago-area owners – NBC Chicago https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/last-minute-cancellations-hurt-restaurant-industry-say-some-chicago-area-owners-nbc-chicago/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 01:08:10 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/last-minute-cancellations-hurt-restaurant-industry-say-some-chicago-area-owners-nbc-chicago/ During tough times and a surge of COVID-19, some restaurants say they face mass cancellations that end up hurting business during the slower months of the year. Now some are trying to crack down on people labeled as ‘careless diners’ – those who recklessly book to save a seat during prime booking times – for […]]]>

During tough times and a surge of COVID-19, some restaurants say they face mass cancellations that end up hurting business during the slower months of the year.

Now some are trying to crack down on people labeled as ‘careless diners’ – those who recklessly book to save a seat during prime booking times – for canceling at the last minute.

Steven Hartenstein, owner of Lucca Osteria & Bar in Oak Brook, says he faces hundreds of cancellations every weekend. In fact, on a recent Saturday night, it had over 200 cancellations.

“When people cancel, it really hurts us,” he said. “They lock those reservations in early which prevents anyone else from doing that.”

The service used to make the reservation, such as OpenTable, charges the restaurant thousands of dollars per month.

Hartenstein says each person in a reservation costs the restaurant $1.25. This is in addition to a fixed monthly fee. It’s not uncommon to spend more than $3,000 a month on this service, according to Hartenstein.

Meanwhile, the cancellation problem comes during the slowest months of the year, according to Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association.

“We are coming out of the holiday season, it is very cold [and] we don’t have conventions,” Toia said. “If you cancel reservations at a restaurant… especially during the pandemic, especially during the vaccine mandate, it really messes things up at a restaurant.

Last year, OpenTable launched a four-strike policy against careless diners. User accounts are now flagged and could be suspended after four “no shows”.

Toia reminds customers to be “respectful” of reservation systems, particularly if you want to prevent more establishments from closing during difficult pandemic times.

Some restaurants, like Lucca, still offer reservations by phone. Reservations made over the phone help restaurants avoid third-party app fees.

Some restaurants require a deposit, but not all establishments like to require this deposit, fearing that it will drive some customers away.

“It depends on each restaurant owner/operator,” Toia said. “I don’t know what works on the Gold Coast or River North will work in Rogers Park, Chatham or Little Village.”

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Council Connection »Strauss Presents Extension of Free Café Street Permits as Pathway to Permanent Café Street Program https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/council-connection-strauss-presents-extension-of-free-cafe-street-permits-as-pathway-to-permanent-cafe-street-program/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:45:30 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/council-connection-strauss-presents-extension-of-free-cafe-street-permits-as-pathway-to-permanent-cafe-street-program/ SEATTLE – Board Member Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), president of the Regional planning committee, introduced legislation which extends free permits for outdoor cafes and restaurants until January 31, 2023. The program allows restaurants and other retail stores to use the streets outside their businesses for dining or outdoor exhibitions air. In May […]]]>

SEATTLE Board Member Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), president of the Regional planning committee, introduced legislation which extends free permits for outdoor cafes and restaurants until January 31, 2023. The program allows restaurants and other retail stores to use the streets outside their businesses for dining or outdoor exhibitions air.

In May 2021, board member Strauss adopted legislation to extend the pilot program until May 31, 2022. The new extension to January 31, 2023 gives small businesses the predictability they need as the permanent guidelines are finalized.

“Last year, I took steps to create a path to permanence for café streets after hearing from many small businesses about the success of the program,” board member Strauss said. “The pandemic has inspired us to use our outdoor spaces in new ways, and the addition of cafe streets in Seattle is adding vibrancy to our neighborhoods while saving so many small businesses. ”

“This extension is part of our path to permanence and will give Mayor Harrell, City Council and the Seattle Department of Transportation time to establish standing guidelines that are the right size and meet the needs of our city.” By introducing this legislation more than four months before the current pilot expires, we are giving restaurants and retail businesses the flexibility to stay open and invest in outdoor spaces as COVID-19 guidelines continue to change. ”

Councilor Strauss congratulated Mayor Bruce Harrell for his optimism, leadership and support for the Café Street program and is delighted to continue working with him to make this program permanent.

Extension legislation should be reviewed by the Seattle Transportation and Utilities Committee February 1 at 9:30 a.m., with a final vote by the City Council as of February 8 at 2:00 p.m.

The extension of the Cafe Streets program builds on the support of the Small Business Council during the pandemic. This includes the Bringing Business Home Ordinance, which allows microenterprises to operate from home; grants for small businesses through the Small Business Stabilization Fund; direct financial aid for workers in the restaurant, bar and hotel industry; and financial support for museums who have been denied federal assistance.

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Mansfield demands masks in indoor public spaces, including shops and restaurants, from Wednesday | Coronavirus https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/mansfield-demands-masks-in-indoor-public-spaces-including-shops-and-restaurants-from-wednesday-coronavirus/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/mansfield-demands-masks-in-indoor-public-spaces-including-shops-and-restaurants-from-wednesday-coronavirus/ MANSFIELD – If you go indoors to a public place in town, you will need to mask yourself. The local board of health voted 3-2 last week to require masks in all indoor public spaces from this week. It is the first city in the region to impose the wearing of masks in all public […]]]>

MANSFIELD – If you go indoors to a public place in town, you will need to mask yourself.

The local board of health voted 3-2 last week to require masks in all indoor public spaces from this week.

It is the first city in the region to impose the wearing of masks in all public buildings. A number of communities, including Attleboro and Plainville, impose masks on municipal buildings.

Anyone over 2 years old will be required to wear a mask in public places, including all shops and restaurants, starting Wednesday.

The surge in COVID-19 cases in town and in Massachusetts has forced council action, with council members concerned about the highly contagious strand of omicron circulating.

About 400 residents of the city tested positive for the coronavirus last week and were in isolation on Friday, the health board reported in its latest update to www.mansfieldma.com.

And as of Wednesday, there were 171 cases of students testing positive for COVID and isolated and 21 cases of employees, according to www.mansfieldschools.com. The student figure had turned 51 before the holiday season.

Overall, 3,231 residents of Mansfield have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. So far, 29 residents of the city have died from COVID, the latest on December 20, the health council said.

The emergency order to wear masks is expected to apply until February 28, but could be lifted before that date as health officials plan to review the policy in early February.

The board of health had previously voted to reinstate a mask mandate in municipal buildings for employees and the public.

Masks have always been required in schools by the state.

In addition, all city council and committee meetings return to virtual sessions until at least the end of January. Last week’s select board meeting was remote.

The municipal library is also ceasing in-person youth programming.


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Soup dumplings, fine dining in Edmonds and 34 more new Seattle area restaurant openings https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/soup-dumplings-fine-dining-in-edmonds-and-34-more-new-seattle-area-restaurant-openings/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/soup-dumplings-fine-dining-in-edmonds-and-34-more-new-seattle-area-restaurant-openings/ Your New Years resolution to lose weight over the holidays will be put to the test with our latest call for new restaurants. Famous French Seattle chef Thierry Rautureau is opening a new bistro in the South End, while a rising bakery star is opening in the North End. And the Eastside is home to […]]]>

Your New Years resolution to lose weight over the holidays will be put to the test with our latest call for new restaurants. Famous French Seattle chef Thierry Rautureau is opening a new bistro in the South End, while a rising bakery star is opening in the North End. And the Eastside is home to another wave of stellar Chinese restaurants.

East Coast

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Dick’s Drive go back to the Eastside. The iconic burger chain has opened its eighth location at Crossroads Bellevue, its largest restaurant to date with over 5,000 square feet and three kitchens, including a catering and food truck commissary.

Chinese restaurants are popping up around malls seemingly every week now. (We’re not complaining.) One of the most popular in the local Chinese community is Chinese cuisine from the Hakka house in front of the Uwajimaya in Bellevue. It offers an eclectic menu with dim sum, Taiwanese beef noodles and Chinese-Hawaiian-style “cake” noodles, as well as plenty of hakka dishes, from clay-pot meatballs to its pork-stuffed tofu, served in a sizzling pan.

Tofu Cho Dang, which specializes in sundubu or steamed soft tofu stew, is expanding with a fourth branch in the Evergreen Village shopping center.

And four new tables have appeared in the Bellevue Square district:

Madame Yum opens its fifth branch and offers an Instagram-friendly range of 20 different colorful macarons, with flavors ranging from raspberry chardonnay to salted caramel. There is also champagne to sip. The branch is on the second floor near Great State Burger. (Lady Yum will reopen her Pioneer Square location this spring.)

On the second floor next to Na Hoku and the Kraken store is the New York City clothing franchise. Lady M pop up until February 28. You can discover his signature thousand pancakes – 20 layers of pancakes alternating with cream, as well as French-Japanese fusion pastries.

Located on the first floor near Mecca and Made in Washington, Chamei Matcha specializes in Japanese green tea desserts and drinks such as the popular Oreo matcha latte.

And What is the Pho in the Lincoln South Food Hall serves what a damp, chilly morning calls for: hot beef noodle soup and banh mis.

Kirkland

Another stellar Chinese restaurant, Fang Noodle House is tucked away in the Totem Square Mall, making excellent boiled Northern Chinese style dumplings, from its chunks of pork and shrimp with chives to its pork and fennel garnish. Also, hand drawn stellar noodles coated in hot pepper oil with pork belly grains.

Speaking of dumplings, Paste area opens its eighth branch in the Kirkland urban complex. Besides its popular xiao long bao, Dough Zone has many followers among Asian millennials who swear by its fried buns or Q-Bao. The local chain will expand south to Portland this spring and that suggests it has not finished expanding around Greater Seattle. Stay tuned.

the Cloud-based food court by the Kirkland Marina welcomes four new tenants: Shawarma stop, Mamamia Chicken, Pizza Fritza and Dolce Vita Desserts. It is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Another newcomer who is catching the interest of Kirkland residents is Yeon Chicken, which makes trendy Korean fried chicken which is affectionately known to cool kids as “KFC”.

And Evergreen mix opens cafe near EvergreenHealth and Totem Lake Transit Center.

Issaquah

Get a free hot chocolate drink during your visit Fortunato chocolate n ° 4, which sells chocolate bars certified by the United States Department of Agriculture as well as fudge, mini chocolate cakes and macaroons.

Half a mile east of Costco is Naan Twist And so on Twisted Pizza, both under one roof. Indian fusion pizza is all the rage now, so we recently sampled 30 Indian pizzas and picked our four favorites here.

Kenmore

In Kenmore, Asian fusion Buddha Bruddah offers plenty on a family meal for four: 1 1/2 pound of Huli Huli grilled chicken, 1 pound of kalua pork, spring rolls and rice sides, macaroni salad, and coleslaw for $ 50.

North end

Edmonds

One of the North End’s most sought-after reserves, coal The fine dining restaurant in downtown Edmonds specializes in grilled meats and seafood. Charcoal serves a 12-ounce medium New York strip ($ 48) and a 24-ounce bone-in ribeye ( $ 98), but locals will be happy to hear that the restaurant will add affordable cuts such as a hanging steak in the future. Check out this first look at Charcoal, who made our list of new restaurants we’re excited about in 2022.

Niles Peacock Kitchen and Bar opens near the Edmonds waterfront with a pizzeria that features a heated patio seating 30 and a New York style pizza menu.

Lynnwood

Talented baker Conor O’Neill, who wowed fans with the natural sourdough bread he sold at a production facility in Edmonds, opens The Cottage Bakery in Lynnwood. Now there are plenty of toasted nut and honey oatmeal sourdough breads for everyone. In addition, there are around 10 different baked goods on offer, from chocolate and rye cookies to its popular cardamom bread (a version of a cinnamon bread).

The bulgogi burrito at Chops could be the most talked about lunch in the North End. This Korean-Mexican cafe expanded to H Mart Plaza in Lynnwood after its location in Everett became popular. Learn more about this Korean burrito chain from my colleague Jackie Varriano on his food hopping expedition near the Boeing campus.

Two miles west of Chops is Oakland Sweet dessert with honey, with mango waffles and other Hong Kong sweets.

And the Alderwood Mall has marked two new tenants: The National Chain Crumbled cookies and the Seattle chain Elementary Pizza.

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The Roll Pod, which has a legion of fans for its chicken masala roti roll, is opening a second restaurant in White Center. The Roll Pod, which also has a restaurant in Bellevue, has a large fan base thanks to its two food trucks that crisscross the region.

In Burien, Royal Cupcake expands with a fifth branch near Town Square Park.

Seattle may have said goodbye to the two French bistros founded by beloved Thierry Rautureau, but the “chef in the hat” hasn’t quite hung up his hat yet. Take a flight? Discover his pancakes and sandwiches in a hurry at LouLou market and bar located in Lobby B at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Renton, the Mecca of pho and banh mis, welcomes Vietnamese cuisine and grills.

Four miles north lies Snowy River Dessert Cafe, the famous Korean dessert chain that serves bingsoo ice cream and other Asian sweets.

# 1 Hawaiian BBQ opens in the Lake Meridian market in Kent.

Poke to the Max by Sam Choy in Tukwila also offers Hawaiian cuisine, including loco moco, spam musubi, and its signature garlic chicken.

West Washington’s most popular taco birria, Birrieria Tijuana opens fourth branch in Federal Way. (A fifth will soon arrive in Port Orchard). Read our review of these scarlet tacos stuffed with gooey cheese and beef jus.

Not just bubble tea and Asian desserts, Cafe Onit at Federal Way serves those egg and ham sandwiches that are so stacked up I’m not sure a mouth can wrap around those puffy sammies.

And about a mile west is Nori Sushi, which also offers bowls of udon and ramen.



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Moëca seafood restaurant to open in Cambridge by Giulia team https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/moeca-seafood-restaurant-to-open-in-cambridge-by-giulia-team/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:15:01 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/moeca-seafood-restaurant-to-open-in-cambridge-by-giulia-team/ Michael Pagliarini and Pam Ralston, owners of the famous Italian restaurant Giulia in Cambridge, will open a new restaurant nearby, Moeca, in the spring of 2022. It will be located at 1 Shepard Street, Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter Squares, recently home to Luce, Shepard before that, and the Franco-Cuban icon Chez Henri for most […]]]>

Michael Pagliarini and Pam Ralston, owners of the famous Italian restaurant Giulia in Cambridge, will open a new restaurant nearby, Moeca, in the spring of 2022. It will be located at 1 Shepard Street, Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter Squares, recently home to Luce, Shepard before that, and the Franco-Cuban icon Chez Henri for most of the two decades previously. “We have admired this space since the time of Chez Henri,” says Pagliarini. “It’s an important part of our neighborhood and we’re excited to create the next chapter. “

Since Giulia’s opening in late 2012, the upscale Italian restaurant has garnered a lot of attention locally and beyond for its excellent home-made pasta and hospitality; it tends to be one of the toughest dinner reservations in town. Moëca’s menu will also have some Italian influences, but it will also draw from elsewhere.

Pagliarini describes the future Moëca as a neighborhood seafood bar and restaurant. “We want to bring the best small boat, sustainable seafood to our neighborhood,” he told Eater. He and the team envision “a place where you can get oysters and beer, simple grilled fish, and plentiful seasonal vegetables.” Think spaghetti and razor clams, raw seafood with Asian and Latin American flavors, and the best homemade ice cream, gelati and desserts in [pastry chef] Renae Connolly.

Connolly was the pastry chef at the now defunct Harvard Square restaurant Benedetto, which unexpectedly closed in early 2021; she took over the pastry program at Giulia over the summer and will now be pastry chef for both restaurants. Fans of local desserts know that the former Clio and Cafe ArtScience is one of the best pastry chefs around. (Have a look on his Instagram account see some of his designs.)

As for the non-dessert portion of the menu, diners might see dishes like cuttlefish risotto with Italian porcini mushrooms, white wine, and nepitella, a tasty herb from the mint family; Fried giant soft shell crab with whipped cod, capers, lemon and white sturgeon caviar; and grilled blue shrimp with a hot head with an anchovy salsa verde and asparagus. There will also be a trio of dishes from the same fish highlighting different techniques and preparations, with the fish rotating depending on availability. Take wild striped bass, for example: Moëca might offer a raw sea bass dish with cucumber, bottarga, fresh citrus and basil; roasted collar ravioli with fresh herbs, tomato, ginger and lemon; and grilled loin with sweet corn and roasted peppers.

To drink, the team will rely on the “great Italian cellar of Giulia”, explains Pagliarini, adding wines from France (including champagne), Spain, Portugal and elsewhere, as well as a Complete cocktail menu with an emphasis on the classics.

Brian Gianpoalo will serve as head chef; he’s been with the team for almost a decade, opening Giulia as Sous Chef in 2012 and currently serving as Giulia’s Chef. Managing Director Lauren Faria is also a veteran of the group, having served as Managing Director of Benedetto and remaining on board after the shutdown “to help assess opportunities for a new business,” Pagliarini said. Giulia’s regulars may have seen her working on the ground in Giulia lately.

“We have always wanted to make a neighborhood seafood restaurant,” explains Pagliarini. “Some of our favorite and most beloved dishes at Giulia and Benedetto are seafood based. We want to take all of our favorites and give them a home, and then continue to explore the great traditions of seafood cooking wherever we go. we can find them.

The vibe, he says, will be less upscale than Benedetto was – more laid back and fun. “We will have the same exceptional service, the same lively hospitality and the same generous cuisine, and we are more committed than ever to supporting strong, diverse and vibrant food systems. “

In terms of potential accommodation linked to the pandemic, Pagliarini says take-out will certainly be offered “if dining inside becomes difficult”, and there is also hope of expanding Connolly’s baking program to include , among others, pints of ice cream and traditional Italian gelati. for takeout. Al fresco dining, on the other hand, is less likely, as the space available on the restaurant’s sidewalk is quite tight.

The restaurant takes its name from a crab called “moeca” in the Venetian dialect. (Here is a good read on crab.) “They are caught in local waters and marketed as soft shells,” says Pagliarini. “My friend Paolo Tagliapietra, for whom I hosted a dinner at Benedetto, admired these crabs as being resilient, resourceful and determined to adapt to the challenges they face. Basically all of the qualities we need now as we face the lingering challenges of the pandemic, the cultural evolution of the restaurant industry, and the impacts of climate change on our food systems. We’re ready to make the world a splash, one seafood dish at a time!



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