Rejoice, Skillet fans: the brand that largely kickstarted Seattle's food truck movement back in 2007 has since put down deep roots, and is preparing to open its fourth brick and mortar before the end of the year. The new 1,747-square-foot Skillet will set up shop in the new Amazon building at 2050 6th Avenue. Unlike much of Amazon, this is not in the heart of South Lake Union, but in the Denny Regrade neighborhood (think SLU meets downtown meets Belltown).
Local firm Mallet is in charge of the design and construction for the new Skillet, which will have the same neighborhood diner feel as the Ballard and Capitol Hill branches, along with a 40-seat patio.
On the menu, expect the modern American fare the restaurant has built a name on, including chef Nick Novello's Fried Chicken Sammy, Serious Toast, Kale Caesar, and other seasonal specials. Catering to the lunch crowd, new in the latest outpost will be a roster of grab-and-go sandwiches and salads.
Skillet was originally the work of Josh Henderson before he left to form Huxley Wallace Collective. Jon Severson is now Skillet's president (he joined as opening chef at the Ballard location), and he told Seattle Met that the location near South Lake Union is an exciting chance to return to the company's roots. "I hope we have great dinner business, but I think it's going to be more of a lunch and breakfast crowd, and more of a happy hour crowd," Severson said. Met also reports that the newest Skillet also won't have "Diner" at the end of its name.
The new Skillet's hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Sunday. It hopes to debut in mid-December.