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Ballard's latest brewery is coming together.
Read on for a rundown of restaurant openings and closings around town this month.

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January Round-Up: Cornhole in Ballard, Drive-Thru Doughnuts, and More

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Populuxe
Ballard's latest brewery is coming together.
Read on for a rundown of restaurant openings and closings around town this month.

ASIAN

Gaba Sushi opened its doors at 220 1st Ave. S. in Pioneer Square. Owned by Japonessa chef Billy Beach, the quick lunch spot serves rolls made with extra healthy GABA rice.

Vietnamese sandwich shop Plume is slated to open any day across from University Village. The banh mi restaurant at 5101 25th Ave. NE opened its first location last year in Kirkland.

CASUAL FARE

Farmers market favorite Anita's Crepes has abruptly shuttered its Frelard brick-and-mortar location at 4350 Leary Way NW. Owner Anita Ross is scouting out new locations.

After serving customers on Capitol Hill for the past year, Fish Fish Bistro has closed its doors. The restaurant at 410 E. Broadway opened in January 2012 in the former UPS Store space.

Broadway's dining scene suffered another blow last month when Salvadorian pupuseria Guanaco's Tacos shuttered its Capitol Hill location at 219 Broadway E. Although the Broadway Alley Guanaco's is no more, the U-District location remains open for business.

Metropole American Kitchen & Bar opened shop in the former Soban Asian Cuisine space at 820 Pike St. The restaurant borrows its name from 30s and 40s era bar the Metropole Tavern.

COFFEE/PASTRY SHOPS

Garnering props as 2013's Micro Roaster of the Year, Olympia Coffee Roasting Company announced plans to launch a new outpost early this year. The third OCR location at 2824 Capitol Blvd. will feature Kalita Wave pour-overs.

Top Pot is preparing its forthcoming Issaquah location for a late February opening. The donut and coffee shop at 12th Ave. NW and NW Maple St. will be the local chain's first stab at a drive-thru.

FOOD TRUCKS

New food truck Evolution Revolution is getting ready to roll in the coming weeks. Chef Singyn Hunter will serve comfort food with a global twist.

Sweets and savories are on Roxy's Waffle Wagon's menu. The truck should hit the pavement by early March.

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Serving food that justifies the hype, the city collectively exhaled when Il Corvo opened its new location at 217 James St. in Pioneer Square earlier this month.

WATERING HOLES

Ethan Stowell announced a mid-February opening for his new Bar Cotto at 1550 15th Ave. The salumi and pizza spot is connected to neighboring Stowell restaurant Anchovies & Olives.

Belltown lost Irish pub C.S. Finnegan's less than a year after it debuted at 2604 1st Ave. Owner Gareth Hughes plans to rent the space out for events.

Following a deadly shooting on Christmas Eve, Munchbar/Mirror Lounge at 505 Bellevue Sq. will remain closed.

Cornhole boards are in place at the soon-to-open Ballard brewery Populuxe. Although the launch date has been pushed back a couple of weeks, expect the tasting room at 826 NW 49th St. to open by the middle of next month.

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