Beacon Hill is where the heart is for rising chef Melissa Miranda. Her highly anticipated Filipino restaurant Musang — the permanent outpost of her wildly popular pop-up of the same name — will land in the neighborhood this fall at the spot vacated by Travelers Thali House, which recently closed. Travelers had converted a residential house into a full-fledged dining room on Beacon Avenue South, with a warm, inviting feel. And it’s not too far from Bar del Corso, where Miranda currently hosts Musang’s brunch. According to Seattle Met, the new place will have dark wood, white walls, and seating for 48, and take design inspiration from Spanish colonial-style homes in the Philippines. The exact timeline is still up in the air, but Miranda estimated that the new spot could open in October or November.
The chef’s project came to fruition after a kickstarter campaign to turn the Musang pop-up into a restaurant exceeded its $75,000 goal this March. When the campaign ended, Miranda grossed $91,626 from 669 backers. This means that her energy will now shift from the pop-up — which she’s been hosting for three years — into planning the new restaurant.
Though food details for the spot were unavailable at press time, fans familiar with Musang have enjoyed its flavorful Filipino plates, such as silog (garlic fried rice with eggs). Miranda also recently hosted a soup pop-up at Chinatown International District’s Pho Bac Boat, featuring a beef rib nilaga. And those who still don’t have Father’s Day plans might want to check out Musang’s brunch this Sunday at Bar del Corso to sample more of the chef’s fare and Filipino cocktails.
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WE DID IT!!!!!! Today, we’ve officially signed the lease for our brick-and-mortar space for #MusangBH. — If you could see me crying in my car right now. We couldn’t have made this happen without support from you all - friends, family, our community, and our peers. You are all part of this journey. And we can’t wait for you to be there with us as we build this thing. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! #MusangBH #HeartSoFull
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