You win some, you lose some. The Eastside gained one Asian restaurant recently but lost another. The Tukwila Thai restaurant Bai Tong opened a second location in May at 14804 NE 24th St., Redmond. Jason Sheehan reviews it here. Meanwhile, Cascade Garden in Issaquah (1580 NW Gilman Boulevard) shut down due to a fire July 9. Owner Andy Liu told the Issaquah Press he hopes to reopen in six to eight weeks.
Also in the loss column: The Jackson Street Central Market shut down after just five weeks, possibly due to lack of business, Central District News reports. And Huiyona closed last weekend after a year of serving Asian-American cuisine to Capitol Hill, according to Capitol Hill Seattle.
But fear not, Capitol Hill foodies. New York-style pizza is coming to your 'hood courtesy of Mario Vellotti, who emigrated from Naples to NYC in 1964. Big Mario's will serve hot pizza and cold beer until 4 a.m. at 1009 E. Pike.
Also on Capitol Hill, not one, not two, but three new sushi joints are opening, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. Genki Sushi and Octo Sushi are open now at 1620 Broadway and 1621 12th Ave., respectively. Pinto Thai, a Thai-sushi fusion restaurant, will join them at 408 Broadway E. "in early July," according to its website.
Coffee shops have come and gone at 23rd and Madison in recent years. Fargonian Coffeehouse closed there in 2006, and Cafe Char occupied the space until May, when it too departed. Now Fixx Coffee Bar is replacing it, according to Central District News.
Finally, Pabla Punjabi is open at 3rd and Madison now. Though owner Jas Pabla said in February he expected to open within three or four weeks, starting another restaurant in SeaTac kept him too busy to open Pabla until a couple weeks ago, as we reported Monday.