Summer is official in three weeks, and nothing goes with sun like fabulous new eats. Here are the hottest restaurants-in-the-making we can't wait to meet this season, absent Edouardo Jordan's Salare (opening June 12), and Ethan Stowell's new Goldfinch Tavern and Frelard Pizza Company because they also plan to open before the 21st. Shout out for your favorite in the poll below. Don't see a spot you're counting down for? Drop a note in the comments.
Remaining Chophouse Row Restaurants
Kurt Farm Shop is up and running on Capitol Hill's new Chophouse Row and the other eateries are soon to follow suit: Ericka Burke's (Volunteer Park Café, Canal Market) Chop Shop Cafe should open any time, and Matt Dillon's Upper Bar Ferd'nand and Sara Naftaly's (Le Gourmand) bakery Amandine (which will share a space with Ian Peters and Natural Israel's Empire Espresso) both hope to open by the end of this month. All projected by the end of June.
T-Doug is back and hitting the theatre crowd with his latest Carlile Room at 9th and Pine. Expect three-course menus designed to get theatre-goers in and out easily before show time, as well as à la carte veggie dishes—"We're going all out on veggies," Douglas says—and meat plates meant to be shared family style. There will also be a cheese bar, appetizers aplenty, and a hearty dessert selection for post-theatre sweet cravings. Projected for July 1.
Renee Erickson's Capitol Hill Projects
Since Renee Erickson (Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Barnacle) first announced in January, we've been jonesing for her two new Capitol Hill projects anticipated this July. The first will seat 50 and be, "focused on the flavors of the French Atlantic." The second, "a Parisian-style cafe showcasing in-house dry aged beef" from the group's farm on Whidbey Island, will seat 40 and feature a dry-aging room. The new restaurants will be located between 10th and 11th on Union.
Beardslee Public House
John Howie's latest is helping make Bothell a dining destination. In the new Beardslee Public House, look forward to 12 beers on tap from brewer Drew Cluley, 10 different sausages and loads of other charcuterie, pizza, burgers, and more, from one of the area's veritable steak masters. Projected for July.
Capitol Hill Hot Cakes
Dessert lovers have been swooning since Autumn Martin announced she would be opening a second branch of her beloved Ballard Hot Cakes on the Hill at B&O Espresso's old address. The new outpost will have more space, more spirited shakes and cocktails than Martin's Ballard store, as well as (fingers crossed) a fire pit. Projected for July.