Le Gourmand Says Goodbye to Ballard, Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub to Open on Waterfront, & More"/>
In Ballard, Le Gourmand at 425 N.W. Market St. is closing after 27 years of business on June 2. Its beloved owner and chef, Bruce Naftaly is retiring, but plans to write a cookbook and continue cooking classes. Also in the neighborhood, a new food truck called Streetzeria is slinging gourmet pizza at 24th Ave. N.W. and N.W. Market St.
In the Central District, a coffee shop- sports bar hybrid is scheduled to launch at 19th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St. next month. Wonder Coffee & Sports Bar will feature casual American fare and a full bar that includes up to 50 beers on tap.
Downtown, the fourth installment of Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub is opening on Pier 70 this March. The waterfront location will be the largest of the Paddy Coyne's chainlet and offer outdoor seating during the warmer months.
Over in Fremont, ?a new cafe-bar hybrid is now open at 3601 Fremont Ave. Suite 207. The Rogue & Peasant offers beer and wine, as well as specialty cocktails like hot mulled wine and absinthe martinis. It will also soon begin serving pie and soup from Georgetown-based bakery American Pie.
In Georgetown, 9lb Hammer owner Scott Horrell is opening a 24-hour diner next door to the bar this spring. The still unnamed establishment will serve straightforward breakfast items and grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as vegetarian-friendly fare.
Lastly, in West Seattle, the folks behind food truck Athena's Gyros are opening a full-fledged restaurant in the former Zippy's space by April. Athena's will feature $10 and under burgers, gyros, and gelato. If you don't want another two months, the truck will be serving food on-site daily, starting this Friday at 1 p.m.