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To

name his new Magnolia eatery, Fightin'

Cock Roaster , owner Jon Davis said

he was inspired by his travels through Southeast

Asia, Central America,

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Fightin' Cock Roaster Now Open in Magnolia

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To

name his new Magnolia eatery, Fightin'

Cock Roaster, owner Jon Davis said

he was inspired by his travels through Southeast

Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. "One

thing the equator has in common is spicy food and the sport of cock-fighting. I

don't endorse cock-fighting but I had to come up with something!" What he does

endorse is equatorial cuisine--a phrase he coined to describe his dishes, which

are a mix of all the flavors he encountered on his travels. "I recognized all

these things that were common around the equator," says Davis. "Most people were doing North and South

fusion, pan-Asian, or Tex-Mex, and I said, 'Here in Seattle I have Vietnamese friends that have

bakeries; why don't we start putting barbecue on Vietnamese bread and chicken

satays on sandwiches?'" The Fightin' Cock's Thorndyke Avenue West location is small,

so orders will be mostly to-go, but Davis

felt that after managing the Jai Thai chain for the last four years, he was

ready to simplify things. "We're lower staff and lower square footage, but we

put a lot of emphasis on a full-service kitchen," he says. Dishes include their

specialty the Mojo--red mojo sauce served with chicken, rice, and beans--as well

as the most recent menu addition, pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches.

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