Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings
Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas is opening a cooking school in downtown Seattle. (Image: KOMO News)

Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Thunderbird Tavern. Eater Seattle reports Thunderbird is reopening in Ballard this week after shutting down last summer. Embracing the ‘essence of dive’, the T-Bird will have live music, weekly trivia, and an outdoor fire pit. Official opening is 2pm Saturday. 

Hot Stove Society. Quit your day job! Seattle’s very own celeb chef if opening a cooking school located by Lola in downtown Seattle. My Northwest says construction is currently underway, and will be everything from “sophisticated pastry classes to simple little Friday nights for singles.”

Bell + Whete. Coming this summer, the owners of Local 360 are opening up the French and English-inspired Bell + Whete located in the 206 Bell Apartments. Eater Seattle says it’s too early for a website, but expect “all sorts of swine, roasted fowl and house-made sausages.”

Traveler Montlake. The Traveler in Montlake officially opened yesterday, according to it's Facebook. On 24th avenue next to Cafe Lago, the American style pub is in the former Montlake Alehouse and has game meat like wild boar sliders and goose pot pie. 


Marché. The Pike Place Market bistro is closing its doors this Friday, the Seattle Times reports. Even after renovations and changes to the menu, the restaurant wasn’t getting enough business to sustain itself. It’s sister Cafe Campagné will remain open.


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