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


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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Happy 5th anniversary to A La Mode Pies in Phinney Ridge

November 10th, 2016 by Doree

A la Mode Pies in Phinney Ridge turns five years old this week with special “throwback pricing” today (Thursday) with $5 slices of pie and $25 whole pies (prices on opening day in 2011). Current pie prices are $6 per slice and $29 for a whole pie.

A La Mode recently opened a second location in West Seattle.

Both locations are now taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies.

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Stumbling Goat restaurant becomes The Goat

November 7th, 2016 by Doree

Stumbling Goat owner Angie Heyer, who closed Phinney Ridge’s popular Stumbling Goat restaurant at the end of August, has reopened The Goat in its place.

The Goat serves Southern-style comfort food and craft cocktails, and has a large-screen TV and game room with seven pinball machines.

The Goat owner Angie Heyer in the pinball room. Photo by Mike Veitenhans.

The Goat owner Angie Heyer in the pinball room. Photo by Mike Veitenhans.

The Goat is at 6722 Greenwood Ave. N. for the next year or two, until the building is demolished to make way for the Phinney Flats development.

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The Barking Dog Alehouse celebrates its grand reopening with new owners on Wednesday

October 28th, 2016 by Doree

The Barking Dog, 705 NW 70th St., changed hands a few months ago, and now it’s having a big grand reopening celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 2, starting at 5 p.m. and going until close, with food and drink specials all night.

The Dog’s new owners are Dan Anderson and Tom Matzelle. They’re inviting neighbors and frequent guests to come between 5-7 p.m. for hosted drinks and passed appetizers. Then from 7 p.m. until late, they’re inviting industry folks, family and the general public to enjoy specials from Stoup Brewing, Bulliet Bourbon, Fernet-Branca, and Kendall-Jackson Wine.

They’re asking folks to RSVP on their Facebook event page.

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Ada’s Restaurant and Bar opens at 59th & Phinney

October 18th, 2016 by Doree

Ada’s Restaurant and Bar has finally opened at 5910 Phinney Ave. N., in the old Santa Fe Café space.

Ada’s serves what it calls “social plates” (appetizers or small plates) like Bacon and Blue Cheese Fries, Smoked Salmon Cakes, Crispy Skin Pork Belly and Grilled and Chilled Pawns. Main dishes include seafood, steak, chicken and burgers, plus several pastas and salads.

Many options are labeled as gluten free and/or vegan.

Ada’s is open for dinner from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, plus brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Phone is 206-397-3253, and yes, they do take reservations and are family-friendly.

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FlintCreek Cattle Co. to open on Oct. 24

October 17th, 2016 by Doree

FlintCreek Cattle Co. will finally open its doors at the corner of 85th and Greenwood on Oct. 24.

If you walked by Saturday night, like we did, you would have seen the place packed for a private event.


The restaurant had hoped to open in the spring, but was damaged in the March 9 natural gas explosion.

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