BELLTOWN—A friend of Eater sent word that MeeKong Bar began serving pho and banh mi burgers (like the "Mee Kong" with Sriracha aioli) in-house and to-go this month. The Vietnamese fusion spot, located at Twisted Pasty's former home, comes from the folks who run MeKong Village in the Bitter Lake area (a favorite of local author Charles R. Cross). Hours aren't yet available and the phone number listed on Facebook goes to Twisted Pasty's voicemail, but keep an eye on the restaurant's active Instagram account for more. 2525 4th Ave, (206) 257-1030, Instagram.
FREMONT—Another Asian fusion restaurant, this time with a Japanese bent, held its grand opening February 4. Nuna Ramen features ramen, rice bowls, and burgers (including a banh mi burger, coincidentally); takeout is available. So far Yelpers are loving it, with the noodle bowls and solid service garnering the most attention. 501 N 36th St, (206) 258-3612, website. Open Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a break from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
BALLARD—Pop-up-turned-food-truck No Bones About It made the next logical step in its evolution this month with the opening of No Bones Beach Club, a brick and mortar vegan restaurant which it claims is "the first plant-based Tiki bar in the world!" The menu, available online, touts items like cauliflower "wings," eggplant fries, and a section of "Yummies" including beer battered avocado tacos and tempeh kabobs. 5410 17th Ave NW, website. Open Tuesday to Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., happy hour 4 to 6 p.m.