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Beacon Hill’s Upcoming Filipino Dining Destination Gets Closer to Opening

Plus, Uwajimaya’s flagship store plans a revamp, while a huge New York Korean food hall eyes Seattle

The sign in front of Musang against light wood, with chef Melissa Miranda standing next to it.
Melissa Miranda and her team are making steady progress on Musang.

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Musang Shows Off Some of Its New Digs and Dishes

One big fall restaurant opening looks to be ready to roll soon. Earlier this year, rising chef Melissa Miranda launched a successful kickstarter campaign to turn her popular Filipino food pop-up Musang into a restaurant, securing the prime Beacon Hill location formerly occupied by Travelers Thali House. She’s since been keeping fans (and Kickstarter investors) updated on the progress, which recently included some photos on Instagram teasing colorful wallpaper and decor, as well as some intriguing dishes. According to the official IG account, the Musang team is wrapping up menu development along with other final details, with an announcement on an opening date to come soon.

Iconic Seattle Japanese Market Plans Revamp

Uwajimaya — which recently celebrated its 91st anniversary — is planning some significant tweaks to its flagship market in the Chinatown International District. The renovations will include moving aisles and cash registers to allow shoppers more room to roam, an updated grab-and-go section, and more prominent labels for sections such as sake and beer to make it easier for new customers to navigate. According to the Seattle Times, the remodeling effort will begin in November and take around 11 months to finish.

Massive Korean Food Hall Eyes Possible Seattle Location

In the “keeping tabs on things” department, Eater NY recently reported on a massive, $6 million dollar Korean food hall called K-Food Gallery, opening in New York next year and eyeing expansion to other U.S. cities, including Seattle. When the NYC spot opens near Times Square in 2020, there will be shops such as Taiwanese boba specialist Tiger Sugar, Korean egg sandwich purveyor Eggdrop, and fried chicken restaurant BB.Q Chicken, all housed within a 22,000 square foot market. Since the NYC outpost is still in the works, Seattle could still be a long ways off. Stay tuned.


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