Luso Food and Wine will open at 8218 Greenwood Ave. N. at 7 p.m. Friday with music by Brazilian vocalist Adriana Giordano and guitarist Brian Monroney. The shop will be open from 7-10 that night.
Luso will offer Portuguese food, olive oils, wines and beers, plus some Spanish wines and gift items. Food includes specialty cheeses, chourico (sausage), and bacalhau (salted cod).
After four years in White Center, owner Fatima Hemmons decided to move her shop to Greenwood. Her son went to nearby Blanchet High School and she has many friends here, so she knows the neighborhood and hopes to move her home here as well.
“This is my passion,” she said of Portuguese food and culture. “I grew up in Goa, which was a Portuguese colony for 450 years. In my heart is my love for the Portuguese culture, the food, the music, family, to bring everybody together. Just hearing the language makes me happy.”
Luso Food and Wine will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone is 206-767-1014.