Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings
Hitchcock Deli is opening its second store, this time in Georgetown. (Image: Simone / Hitchcock Deli Facebook)

Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Brunswick & Hunt. Opening May 22, this ‘farm-to-neighborhood’ restaurant is coming to Ballard, and bringing in Chef Jeffrey Davidson of Bastille, Ray’s and Vios fame. Eater tells us brothers Barry Rogel (DeLuxe Bar & Grill) and Scott Rogel (The Athenian), are building a menu around local ingredients.

Palomino Rustico. This new Bellevue restaurant officially opened last week. Featuring small plates and craft cocktails, Rustico is celebrating their launch next week (May 12-18) with Rustico Wine Week, where house wines will be $1.

The Canterbury. Gone for almost a year but not forgotten – The Canterbury is reopening mid-May in its iconic 15th Ave location. Partners James Snyder (Sam’s Tavern) and Mike Mecklings (Neumos) came to the rescue last year when Canterbury closed…and the re-vamp is days away from being complete, according to Eater.

Sur 16. Remember Bagel Deli on 15th in Capitol Hill? It’s being replaced by Sur 16, a PNW seafood joint dedicated to using local ingredients. First time restauranteur Javier Dalzell hopes to open by August 2014, reports Seattle Weekly.

Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. Third time is the charm, right? That’s what owner Bill Coury thinks, as Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. is set to open the doors of its third location (this one in Georgetown) in mid-May. Eater brings us the good news that lunch will feature personalized 10” pizzas!

Hitchcock Deli. Must be Georgetown’s month! Hitchcock Deli is also opening in Georgetown mid-May, according to Eater. This is the second restaurant for chef Brendan McGill (first is on Bainbridge Island). Not only will the shop serve up BLTs and club sandwiches, but he plans on curing his own meats in the back of the house as well.


Kaisho. Open for only five months, the Bellevue Reporter tells us the izakaya restaurant in Bellevue Square has closed. Apparently it was not because of lack of business, but that Madison Holdings (company behind Blue C Sushi and Boom Noodle), wants the space for an experimental kitchen and event space for Blue C Sushi.

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