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Feed Co. Burgers Plans Green Lake Expansion for August
After five years holding down the fort in the Central District, Feed Co. Burgers plans to open a second location at 7130 Woodlawn Ave NE in Green Lake, next to the PCC Community Markets store. Owner Lan Bun says the menu will stay exactly the same as the Central District restaurant, with a selection of burgers, fries, salads, bowls, shakes, tempura vegetables, and a stellar buffalo fried chicken sandwich. It will also continue to offer fresh flowers from the Woodinville Farmers Market and make monthly donations to feed homeless youth in Seattle. Bun took over Feed Co. from founders Heather and Scott Staples in August of 2019 (it was an expansion of a Redmond restaurant which was sold), and has kept the spot afloat through the past year and a half of pandemic challenges. The new outpost should be ready for its debut next month, taking over the space formerly occupied by Oregon-based chain Little Big Burger.
Korean-Mexican Gastropub Lazy Susan to Reopen Under New Ownership
After shutting down temporarily, Queen Anne restaurant Lazy Susan is planning to reopen in late July with some changes. Under new owner Jack Cheung, the Korean-Mexican gastropub — known for its beef bulgogi tacos and spicy habanero chicken sandwiches with Ssam sauce — will be rebranded as SZN (pronounced as “season”). Despite the name change, Cheung plans on retaining several items from the previous menu, just a bit more pared down. “We want to incorporate some Chinese and Japanese dishes in the future as well,” he says, adding that the striking industrial interior will stay largely the same, perhaps with a few more plants. Diners can expect the reopening around July 29, with weekend brunches debuting down the road. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s previous owner Suzana Olmos is now focused on her Queen Anne cafe, Citizen Coffee, but hints there may be another project in the works soon.
Chef-Driven Subscription Service Family Meals Files for Bankruptcy
Family Meals — a meal delivery subscription service founded in 2020 by chef Jesse Smith and supported by Eden Hill’s Maximillian Petty — has ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy. Smith made the announcement on Facebook, explaining that, once restaurants began to open up for indoor dining and people began to travel more, subscriptions to Family Meals declined rapidly. Those factors, together with rising food costs and federal aid falling through, proved to be the ultimate downfall. The business, which had gotten a shout out by the Seattle Times, tried to open a lunch-friendly offshoot restaurant called Take It Easy There … Big Sandwich in SoDo, but it failed to gain traction. In the closure announcement, Smith said that some customers who recently placed orders may not have them fulfilled: “Please accept my apologies for any losses that you suffer because of this closure and know that it breaks my heart to have to end the company in this way.”