As Seattle Mag noted in this month's issue, it's the season for fish and chips. How right they are; here's a roundup of some upcoming projects.
[Photos: Eater Seattle]
BALLARD—Red Mill owners John and Babe Shepherd are in the throes of converting the historic Totem House into a Red Mill outpost serving both fish and chips and the signature burgers. The refurbished totem pole is back in place (and it looks great) and crews are working to pull off an opening by the end of September...as promised on the sign. [EaterWire]
MAGNOLIA—The popular, if rather grotty Highliner Tavern's makeover courtesy of fellow Terminal occupant Wild Salmon Seafood Market is nearly complete. The new Highliner Pub and Grill at Fisherman's Terminal plans to open its doors this month. [EaterWire]
WEST SEATTLE—West Seattle Blog says the Westwood neighborhood is getting its own fish and chips destination. The former On Safari Foods is the future home of West Seattle Fish House, serving "primarily fish and chips," at least at first. The space sounds like it will focus on takeout. [WSB]
CAPITOL HILL—As mentioned before, the former UPS store on Broadway is the future home of Five Fish Bistro, serving "fish and chips, but with an upscale twist." Eater is still waiting for an update on the "mid-fall" opening but judging by the state of the space, the restaurant has a ways to go. [EaterWire, CHS]