The Capitol Hill Blog reports that former Tom Douglas Pastry Chef Toby

The Capitol Hill Blog reports that former Tom Douglas Pastry Chef Toby Matasar is opening a gluten free cafe and bakery on the Hill by the end of June. The cafe is aptly named Niche and will feature a 100% gluten free menu for those who seek it for both health reasons and personal preference. It will be located on 12th Ave near Seattle U making the area a Celiac’s food paradise with gluten-free bakery Nuflours nearby. Here’s to improved digestion and less inflammation for all.

The resurrection of Catfish Corner has commenced with a pop-up of sorts at Rainier Beach Link station. The Seattle Globalist reports that Terrell Jackson, grandson of the original owners of Catfish Corner, is selling soul food at the space where you can find the famous fried catfish, hush puppies and more. Now named Jackson’s Catfish Corner, the installation will be in place for the next six months when, hopefully, Jackson can put together a deal to open a bricks-and-mortar space. For now, get your southern fried catfish fix at 348 South Henderson, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you are a dumpling lover (and who isn’t?) then you’ll want to head over to Polish Home on Saturday the 18th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. where lucky attendees will have the opportunity to gorge themselves on pierogis. There’ll be an abundance of meat, potato, cheese, kraut and mushroom pierogi as well as copious quantities of kielbasa and beer. The event promises entertainment in many forms and one can only hope that an oompa band will be present. And last but not least, those of you in and around Madrona are celebrating as the Farmers Market opens today at 3 p.m. at the corner of MLK and Union. 30-odd vendors bring you fish, produce, meat, cheese and food grown and raised with love. It’s a beautiful day today so celebrate by indulging in the abundance of spring and support your local farmers and food artisans to boot.


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