This month, the Washington Restaurant Association reported that from January 2008 to January 2009, the state's restaurant industry lost 6,900 jobs, or 3.4 percent of the workforce. Bad news. When I was compiling this list of the restaurants that have closed in the past 6 weeks, though -- launching a new monthly feature on Voracious -- I was struck by two things:
Seattle has lost far fewer restaurants than San Francisco or Houston. And I continue to see new restaurants appearing -- my list of restaurants to consider reviewing has not shrunk in the least.
Here, however, is the list of restaurant closures that we've noted for February and the past week:
Baja Fresh in Fremont
Madame K's announced that it will be closing in the next few weeks