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Mean Sandwich Owners Brainstorm Red-Sauce Italian Restaurant (and More Updates)

Dough Zone hopes to open in Seattle this month, The Masonry expands to Fremont, a pop-up to support Houston Food Bank, and more

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  • Ballard’s excellent sandwich shop Mean Sandwich appears to have been burglarized last week, but owners Kevin and Alex Pemoulie are already back in positive planning mode, yesterday posting a menu-brainstorm for a red-sauce Italian joint they’re planning. Odds are good they’ll put their successful spin on classics like they’ve done at their tiny sandwich spot.
  • West Seattle’s Dutchboy Coffee was also burglarized yesterday, and police are still seeking two suspects seen in surveillance footage.
  • The Masonry, home of tasty wood-fired pizza and Queen Anne’s best beer list, is adding a Fremont location, a tipster spotted. The company estimates the new spot at 730 N 34th St. could open by late October or early November.
  • The Eastside’s cult chain, Dough Zone Dumpling House, hopes to open its fifth restaurant by the end of September at the Publix building in the International District.
  • Brass Knuckle Bistro, a casual sandwich shop in planning by current Swinery sous chef and butcher Case Justham and his family, is replacing 3.14 Bakery at 9602 16th SW in White Center. The website projects a fall opening.
  • To support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, chef Eric Rivera’s pop-up series, Addo, will sell Tacos for Houston for a suggested donation of $5 each on Wednesday, September 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Chef Emmanual Chavez, who hails from Houston, and Pan Pacific chef Matt Heikkila are collaborating, and all money raised from the event — which is ticketed but will also accept walk-ups while supplies last — goes to the Houston Food Bank and a Gofundme campaign to rebuild Houston.
  • Hula Hula is also supporting the Houston relief efforts from today through September 11, donating all sales from a special $10 hurricane cocktail to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Cafe Juanita, generally a delightful destination in Kirkland, was linked to an isolated case of foodborne illness campylobacteriosis in two dining companions who shared a meal there in June. It’s possible undercooked foie gras caused the infection of the intestines.
  • Speaking of nauseating experiences, the pumpkin spice craze has finally jumped the shark from a sales perspective, according to a study.

Mean Sandwich

1510 Northwest Leary Way, , WA 98107 (206) 789-9999 Visit Website

Dough Zone Dumpling House (Bellevue Original)

15920 NE 8th St Ste 3, Bellevue, WA 98008 (425) 641-5555 Visit Website

Cafe Juanita

9702 Northeast 120th Place, , WA 98034 (425) 823-1505 Visit Website

The Masonry (Queen Anne)

20 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 453-4375 Visit Website