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After Four Years, Capitol Hill Tex Mex Restaurant Rooster’s Will Close August 31

In its announcement, Rooster’s Bar and Grill takes a parting shot at restaurant critics

A view of a softly lit bar, counter, and chairs at Rooster’s Bar and Grill in Capitol Hill.
Rooster’s Bar and Grill opened in 2015.
Rooster’s Bar and Grill/Official

There will be one less Tex Mex place in Seattle soon. Rooster’s Bar and Grill — which has been holding down the smoked meat fort on Broadway East in Capitol Hill for the past four years — posted an announcement from its owners in the restaurant’s window that it will close permanently on Saturday. The note expressed gratitude toward the staff and loyal customers, but also took aim at local restaurant writers: “To the Famous Seattle Times Food Critics who chose to never write us up, thank you, you were irrelevant and unnecessary.”

Capitol Hill Seattle ran a photo of the closing announcement, which explained that owners Stan Moshier and Lori Campbell had sold the place and would now be pursuing other opportunities, including a mobile food operation called Stan’s Fine Foods, serving brisket, ribs, wings, and burgers around the city (it will also provide catering).

Rooster’s is located in a busy dining section of Broadway East, with the acclaimed Italian restaurant Altura nearby, along with popular spots such as Bait Shop and Lionhead. It also filled a Tex Mex void in a city where there’s been slim pickins for the cuisine over the years.

No word yet on what will take over the space. Eater Seattle reached out to Rooster’s for this article, but did not hear back before publication.

Rooster's Bar & Grill

611 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 922-3061 Visit Website

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