A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Pete’s Egg Nest sold, new owner to keep it pretty much the same

October 4th, 2017 by Doree

Our most frequent tipster, Mike V, tells us that Pete and Voula Sideris have retired after 22 years of owning Pete’s Egg Nest at 7717 Greenwood Avenue.

They sold the business to Hoa Tram, who owns The Egg & Us cafe in Ballard. Tram plans to keep the Pete’s Egg Nest name, menu and most of the staff.

Voula (left) and Pete Sideris (right), with Hoa Tram, new owner of Pete’s Egg Nest.

Mike says Pete and Voula – who greet each customer like an old friend – will be helping around the restaurant for a while.

Thanks to Mike V for the tip and photo!

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The Stage Door coffee shop replaces The Stage Door Café at Taproot Theatre

September 22nd, 2017 by Doree

The Stage Door, a new coffee shop by One Cup Coffee Co., has opened in the space formerly occupied by the Stage Door Café, inside Taproot Theatre, 208 NW 85th St. (The former cafe was operated by Taproot.)

The Stage Door offers coffee, house-baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and other café fare, plus local beer and wine. A portion of all purchases support local and global charities.

The shop is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

One Cup also has coffee shops in Shoreline, Everett and Monroe.

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Joli restaurant now open at 65th and 7th in Lower Phinney/East Ballard

September 20th, 2017 by Doree

French/Italian restaurant Joli has finally opened at 618 NW 65th St., with a grand opening party from 6-10 p.m. this Saturday with bubbles, passed hors d’oeuvres and special food and drink menus.

Joli offers appetizers such as roasted mussels and fennel, glazed pork belly and frites with aioli. Entrees include salmon, steak frites, house burger and ricotta cavatelli. You can check out their menu and cocktail list online.

The restaurant offers seating for all ages, plus a lounge for 21 and over. Hours are from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Coindexter’s bar and arcade set to open Sept. 1

August 16th, 2017 by Doree

Coindexter’s is planning to open at 8556 Greenwood Ave. N. on Sept. 1. The bar and pinball arcade will be open daily from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., with 12 taps and plenty more bottled beers, most of it local.

The menu is still being developed, but we’re told some “unique grilled cheese sandwiches” will be on it.

They’re keeping the full lineup of pinball and other arcade machines a secret for now, but told me they will have Skee-Ball.

They’re also hoping to feature local artists, so if you’re interested, you can email your portfolio to manager@coindexters.com.

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Opus Co. Restaurant opening at Greenwood & 74th on Wednesday

July 25th, 2017 by Doree

Opus Co. Restaurant is opening at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. on Wednesday. Opus will be open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday), cooking seasonal foods on a huge wood-fired grill.

Starting Aug. 1, you can make reservations through Open Table.

Its website is just a landing page at the moment, but there’s lots more information and photos of the inside on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

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Satay Bar opens in Greenwood

June 1st, 2017 by Doree

Satay Bar has opened at 8317 Greenwood Ave. N., next to Chocolati Cafe.

According to its Facebook page, it serves “Southeast-Asian cuisine with a Thai twist.” Phone is 206-679-3443.

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6 neighborhood restaurants part of Thursday’s Dining Out For Life

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

Dining Out For Life is this Thursday with dozens of restaurants in the Puget Sound region donating 50 percent of that day’s proceeds to Lifelong’s programs that support people facing serious illness and poverty.

Phinney Ridge’s Red Mill Burgers, Phinney/Ballard’s Stock Farm to Table Cafe and The Tin Hat Bar & Grill, and Greenwood’s The Olive and Grape, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse and Razzi’s Pizzeria are participating.

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Opus Co. taking over former Martino’s space

January 10th, 2017 by Doree

Opus Co., a meat-focused restaurant, is remaking the Martino’s space at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. in anticipation of a spring opening.

Opus Co. will feature a wood-fired grill, local meats and seasonal produce.

According to SeattleMet, Chef Mark Schroder was formerly chef de cuisine at Trove and sous chef at Revel.

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Martino’s Smoked Meats restaurant closing to focus on catering

November 14th, 2016 by Doree

Martino’s Smoked Meats & Eatery at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. is closing, but its catering business will live on in a new location.

Co-owner Chris Navarra says they’re still looking for a new location that will allow Martino’s catering business to expand. Martino’s focuses on Santa Maria tri-tip sandwiches.

Martino’s restaurant’s last day will be Saturday, Dec. 3. Until then it will be open normal hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For Martino’s catering information, call Chris Martino at 206-423-9295.

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