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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.
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More and more of you have been asking when we open -- and we hear you. ❤️ While we don’t have a specific date yet, here’s a look inside our progress on our space... We are hella thankful for our friends + fam + staff for putting in some serious miracle work... From knocking down walls, moving appliances, adding tiles and food + coffee runs. Every bit of help has made it possible for us to transform SO much in such a short time. -- More news: More Kickstarter rewards are on the way. We’re wrapping up menu development. We’re making progress on more creative details -- stationary, menus, & our website. We promise we’re working as fast as we can and we can’t wait for you to finally be able to come and eat with us ☺️ #MusangSeattle
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We’re blessed to be working with @brianphotoh + @andreapons.co today on getting photos of our food offerings. Our home kitchen quickly turned into a DIY photo studio situation! Our BOH worked so hard crafting our dishes in photo-ready fashion. We’re hella excited for you to see what we’re working on! #MusangSeattle #MusangGang
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.