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Meat and Bread's SLU Opening Date; Vivo 53 Opens in Bellevue

And word on a new Ballard Mexican restaurant.

Capitol Hill's Meat and Bread
Capitol Hill's Meat and Bread
Colin Bishop

Meat and BREad

South Lake Union's 400 Fairview building will welcome Seattle's second installment of Canadian sandwich chain Meat and Bread on November 12. The shop is celebrating its grand opening with free sandwiches staring at 11 a.m. until they run out.

Vivo 53

Bellevue has a new pizza restaurant: Vivo 53 opened last night in downtown. The pies are baked in a wood-fired oven and are complemented by a menu of antipasti, panini, salad, and craft cocktails.


Chef Chester Gerl, formerly of Matt's in the Market, is returning to Seattle after a stint in New York, reports Seattle Met. Gerl is planning to open Mexican restaurant Gracia on Ballard Avenue sometime in late December or early 2016. The menu will focus on house-ground masa, plus antojitos, tacos, tamales, traditional soups, and much more.