After less than a year in business, the Capitol Hill walk-up window Manu’s Bodegita served its last empanada yesterday.
The window, which was previously home to Little Uncle, was a spin-off of Manu Alfau’s popular Pioneer Square establishment, Manu's Bodega. The take-out spot opened last July and served Dominican Republic-influenced sandwiches, ceviche, and empanadas. Alfau also owns Manu’s Tacos, the street taco walk-up window inside Pioneer Square’s Flatstick Pub.
News of the closure came via the Manu’s Bodegita Facebook page, which says the other aspects of Alfau’s business are growing, and the whole enterprise was just too much to handle: “Dear friends, we'd like to announce that as of today, we're closing up and refocusing our efforts and man power on our two Pioneer Square restaurants. Our catering and taco biz are picking up and we want to give the best of what we can offer there!” Given the popularity of Manu’s and Little Uncle, the next tenant has big shoes to fill.