Former pop-up Kraken Congee has opened a brick-and-mortar location in Pioneer Square. Chefs Garrett Doherty and Shane Robinson took over the former Little Uncle space to bring their namesake classic dish and a selection of starters and sides. Mondays are lunch service only, with dinner Tuesday through Saturday. And if you haven’t gotten enough congee by then, you can go for brunch on Sunday.
If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, head to Brown Paper Tickets and reserve spots for Bastille Cafe & Bar’s rooftop dinner series, each Monday evening from mid-June through September, with limited seating for 10 diners. For $150 you’ll get a rooftop garden tour and a multi-course family-style meal with wine pairings.
Those of you into pop-ups should also check out Orchard by chef Vanessa Goldberg, who also owns the food truck How Pickle Got Out of a Jam. The five-course meal focuses on seasonal colors—the palest greens, purest whites, and most vivid pinks and reds—and will be served in the former La Bete/Spaghetti Western space on April 30 at 7 p.m. Dishes include salt-baked trout with spring vegetable slaw, preserved Meyer lemon, and parsley; and roast chicken with rhubarb, saffron gnocchi, pea vine, fava, and mint. Tickets are $48 and reservations can be made at howpicklegotoutofajam.com. E