Openings & Closings: Essential Baking Co. Moves Production, Charlie's Flame Broiled Burgers Opens"/>
This winter season means plenty of baked treats, so stock up before the spring when Essential Baking Company (1604 North 34th St.) shuts down their Wallingford bakery. They plan to move production to their other store, Parisian Star Desserts, in South Seattle. Alas, not everything will be lost: The Wallyhood blog states that the café portion at the current location will remain open.
Fans of the Hillside Quickie Café (324 15th Ave E.) can still rejoice over vegan delights despite a change in atmosphere, thanks to an interior makeover and a name change to Sage Café. To kick off the reopening, owner Makini Howell will host a brunch on January 10th. Customers can still enjoy many of their favorites along with some new menu items.
In Central District news, an Ethiopian deli plans to move into the space that once housed the coffeehouse Seattle Central Grind. Named Desta Grocery and Deli, the small store will carry a variety of Ethiopian spices, espresso drinks, and sandwiches.
Further south, Charlie's Flame Broiled Burgers (2608 South Judkins) replaced the Middle Eastern restaurant known as Kabobish last week. The owner, Daniel, tells the Central District blog that his family has opened similar locations across the states and in Guadalajara, Mexico.