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Pelmini-Filled Favorite Korochka Tavern Opens New Location in Wallingford

Plus, Central District is getting a new macaron place, and PCC Community Markets plans August debut in Bellevue

A plate of pelmini with a dollop of sour cream on top, from Korochka Tavern
Korochka Tavern has built a following over the past several years for Russian snacks, such as pelminis and piroshkis.
Korochka Tavern/Facebook

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Pelmini-Filled Favorite Korochka Tavern Returns to Wallingford

One of Seattle’s more popular Russian cocktail dens is back. Korochka Taverncritically praised in the past for its pelminis, creative drinks, and retro wallpaper — has opened a new spot in Wallingford at 2317 N 45th Street, as announced via Facebook. The bar was originally located further north in Lake City, but closed last fall due to a lease issue. After a successful GoFundMe campaign, Korochka raised enough money to move, before the pandemic scuttled reopening plans earlier in the spring. The bar finally had its debut in the new location this past weekend, and is now open for takeout orders (including to-go cocktails) and limited dine-in service.

Central District Is Getting a New Macaron Place Soon

Those with a sweet tooth should keep an eye on 18th and Union. Later this summer, Alexandra’s Macarons and Cafe is going to take over that spot, reports Capitol Hill Seattle. The seven-year-old bakery started out of a pink 1973 VW van affectionately called Gertrude, then grew into a more robust retail operation, with a commissary kitchen in Ballard. When it opens, the shop will feature macaron flavors such as espresso chocolate, rose sesame passionfruit, and Aloha hibiscus, along with some savory options.

PCC Community Markets Plans August Debut in Bellevue

The rapid expansion for one major grocery co-op continues. Not long after opening a Capitol Hill location earlier this summer, PCC Community Markets will open its new Bellevue store August 12 at 11615 NE 4th St. This will be the grocer’s 15th location in the city and the fourth on the Eastside, including the Kirkland store, which is moving to a new, larger spot in 2021. When the Bellevue store opens, it’ll have all the bells and whistles of the other outposts, along with an art installation from local artist Shogo Ota and a studio for cooking classes (whenever those are allowed again). The co-op will also expand its food bank program to include Bellevue Hopelink.

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