Holy Mountain Brewing, Ben’s Bread and Doe Bay Wine Company Coming to Phinney Ridge

Orcas Island’s Doe Bay Wine Company will open a second bottle shop and tasting room on Phinney Ridge in early 2023, sharing a mixed-use building and courtyard with an all-ages taproom already announced from the blockbuster Interbay Holy Mountain Brewing and a bakery of acclaimed Ben’s Bread Co., moving from temporary space to permanent space. The three companies will be coming to the new Shared Roof building at 7009 Greenwood Ave., and Doe Bay owner Cole Sisson says there are even rumors of a little Renee Erickson’s oyster bar, as the building’s owner, Chad Dale, is one of the senior partners in his Sea Creatures Restaurant Group.

Sisson, who lived in Phinney through college, says Doe Bay part deux will be another intimate venue, with room for about 20 people inside and out. It will continue to showcase small natural producers (including through its collaborations with the Orcas Project, through which it releases signature wines with acclaimed winemakers like Division Wine Co. of Portland) and will try to push the boundaries with sake and cider, increase its selection of rotating flights, host importers and visiting winemakers, and organize group events with their neighboring companies. Between this development and other busy spots like the Autumn restaurant and the nearby Chicken Supply, “This might be the liveliest (but still under the radar) neighborhood in the city,” says Sisson.

Crowdfunding a very gay bagel shop in Tacoma

Howdy Bagel turned to Kickstarter to finish construction on a very gay Tacoma bagel shop at 5421 South Tacoma Way, and has already raised over $30,000 of its $40,000 goal with three weeks left until the December 14 deadline. Life and business partners Jake Carter and Daniel Blagovich started Howdy Bagel as a pandemic pop-up and subscription in Seattle, quickly becoming an indispensable part of the area’s thriving bagel scene. The owners call their bagels “Tacoma style,” a combination of New York and Montreal style, and serve flavors like za’atar bagels as open-faced tartines.

Bagel is delayed in Redmond

Speaking of bagel growth in the Seattle area, the excellent Rubinstein Bagels has brought up its estimated opening timeline for a downtown Redmond expansion from late 2022 to February 2023. This will be the third location for the bagel company, which also has locations in South Lake Union and Capitol Hill and has begun rolling out bialy on occasion.

Espresso and espresso martinis arrive at the new Ballard venue

An all-day Italian cafe and bar called Acqui Terme, named for and inspired by a town in the alpine Piedmont region, is soon coming to 4741 Ballard Ave NW, the former home of Ethan Stowell’s Marine Hardware, though the restaurant’s ETA from the beginning of autumn 2022 has passed. From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., expect a focus on the tradition of the aperitif with espresso, wine, cocktails like nitro espresso martinis, and small bites, from traditional Northern Italian dishes like braised rabbit and soft eggs with bagnetto sauce green, to northwest-leaning snacks like salmon. on toast with mascarpone.

A mobile bakery finds a permanent home on Capitol Hill

The French Guys, a mobile bakery that delivers throughout Greater Seattle, will open a stationary store on Capitol Hill in 2023, replacing Joe Bar at 810 E Roy St. The company, led by Thibault Beaugendre and baker Renaud Lacipiere, says that the ingredients for its attractive baguettes, quiches, tarts, croissants, and other baked goods come from both France (butter, chocolate) and Washington (flour, fruit); You can get them in the morning and in the afternoon.

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