Capitol Hill's Madison Street walk-up window, which once dispensed Little Uncle's pad Thai to the masses, is now home to Manu's Bodegita, a spin-off of Manu Alfau's popular Pioneer Square establishment, Manu's Bodega. The space got a Latin American-themed makeover, with tropical colors adorning the exterior walls and garage doors that cover the windows when the restaurant is closed.
Alfau opened his new take-out spot earlier this week, serving Dominican Republic-influenced sandwiches, ceviche, and empanadas. He's also serving breakfast tacos in the mornings.
Alfau is starting with limited hours through the weekend, with Monday marking the onset of regular hours: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Little Uncle closed up shop here recently, choosing instead to focus on its new sit-down restaurant just a few doors down. Alfau, for his part, has been busy: He's also subleasing the kitchen at brand new Pioneer Square mini-golf spot Flatstick Pub. He'll serve street tacos in the bar and at a walk-up window for passersby.