In one of the odder collabs to grace our inbox this month, iconic local music label Sub Pop is celebrating its 35th birthday by partnering with the Kimpton Palladian Hotel to create a memorabilia-filled suite and some Mudhoney-inspired menu items at the hotel’s Pennyroyal bar.
The songsters behind “Touch Me I’m Sick” might not seem like an ideal fit for a Belltown hotel bar menu but it’s 2023 now, anything can be anything. In case you’re wondering what Mudhoney taste like, the featured bites are the Honey Prosciutto Toast with chili-onion jam, honey (get it? Honey), brie cheese and sourdough; and a MudHoney Pie Tart with chocolate pudding, Oreo crumble, fudge, honey whipped cream, and honeycomb.
The plan is for the hotel and the Pennyroyal Bar to collaborate with some other Sub Pop artists down the line, including Father John Misty, who is coming to Seattle in August, and Built to Spill later this year. No word on what the menu item incarnations of those artists will be.
Filipino favorite returns to Beacon Hill
The Paraiso family, which ran the Kusina Filipina restuarant in Beacon Hill until being forced out of their space by a rent hike, are coming back to their old stomping ground. According to the South Seattle Emerald, the Paraisos are finalizing a new brick-and-mortar location for their food truck CheBogz. This will be located next to the Beacon Hill light rail station, and there is a Kickstarter campaign where fans can donate to get the family over the finish line.
Get your award-winning cider here
Press Than Press, a local cider speciality shop, announced this week that it is partnering with the Good Food Awards to sell bundles of award-winning ciders. Naturally, with the Northwest being such an apple and cider powerhouse, this includes nearby cider-makers like Liberty Ciderworks (Spokane), Bauman’s Cider (Portland), and Madrone Cellars & Cider (San Juan Island), but also further-flung products from Vermont and California. You can order six- and 12-bottle packs for delivery in Seattle, and Press Then Press delivers to most states.
Taylor Shellfish’s tins get a makeover
Ekone, the tinned fish line owned by the bivalve gawds at Taylor Shellfish, has rebranded its line of tins. The new packaging (above) combines millennial-brand minimalism with an emphasis on the Northwest waterways where Ekone’s seafood comes from. Taylor purchased the Willapa Bay company in 2017 after the founders, the Jambor family, were looking toward retirement.