Food & Drink

Best New Seattle Places to Nosh

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There are a few new restaurants opening in the Seattle area, and one is looking for local musicians to keep the restaurant lively and fun.

Shima
4429 Wallingford Ave
Seattle, WA 98103

Wallingford’s newest sushi and sashimi restaurant and bar! The restaurant, from the owners of Hawaiian Breeze, will be offering sushi at both places. The sushi chef is coming to the area from California. He has 15 years of sushi experience from Japan under his belt. Hours are M – Th, 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm until midnight.

A La Bonne Franquette
1421 31st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
206.568.7715
http://www.alabonnefranquetteseattle.com

Chef Hamed, a French trained chef who, according to his restaurant’s Facebook page, has traveled extensively and lived in Africa, Europe and both the East and West coasts of the US, and his French-born wife are opening a French Bistro located in the Mount Baker/Leshi neighborhood of Seattle. Look for it to open in August.

Blue Moon Burgers
523 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

The third and newest Blue Moon Burger joint is gearing up to open in the next couple of weeks in Capitol Hill’s Joule building. The 2,500-foot space with a roll-up door will subscribe to the same format as the shacks in Fremont and South Lake Union—quick service, with seating for 85. Watch for the roll-up door to open any day.

Potbelly
1429 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.potbelly.com

The Chicago-based sandwich chain is opening three new Seattle area stores. The first Seattle sandwich shop opened last month at 4th and Pike. There is another Potbelly opening at 1111 3rd Avenue, near the corner of Third and Spring in the fall, and a Bellevue location (10680 NE 4th Street) due to open later this summer. Their menu specializes in toasted, warm sandwiches, hand dipped shakes and fresh baked cookies. Live music has been a part of Potbelly Sandwich Shop since they first opened in 1977. Local artists are hired to play sets in the sandwich shops. If you’d like to inquire about an audition in one of the Seattle locations, go to the website at http://www.potbelly.com.

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