January 13th, 2023 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER RESTAURANTS: Que Chevere now open
More than a year after we first reported the plan for Que Chevere to open in the former Taradise Café space at 9808 16th SW, it has quietly opened. We noticed the “OPEN” sign last night and went back today for a closer look.
We’re told they opened in late December. When we talked with proprietor Felipe Maqueda in 2021, he was planning on Latin American cuisine, and the menu reflects that, including Mexican favorites – see it here, here, and here.
Que Chevere is open for lunch, dinner, and/or drinks Mondays through Saturdays.
October 18th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Food, Full Tilt Ice Cream, White Center news 1 Comment »
Something new in downtown White Center – waffles! Here’s the announcement from Full Tilt Ice Cream, which will host the new endeavor for starters:
Full Tilt Ice Cream today announced Waffle Wizards, a new breakfast and brunch concept. Waffle Wizards is scratch-made waffles and toppings, brought to you by Melisa Nielsen, a longtime Full Tilt employee
“This has been in the works for awhile.” says Mell, creator of Waffle Wizards. “It just seems like a natural extension of ice cream.”
Waffle Wizards will be available October 22nd, inside Full Tilt in White Center. Service will start at 11am until the sell out. Last weekend was the soft opening, and they sold out in under 2 hours.
Waffle Wizards will be converting to a mobile breakfast truck in the coming weeks after getting everything worked out at the Full Tilt storefront.
FT/WW is at 9629 16th SW.
September 5th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Food, White Center news Comments Off on Free burgers this afternoon at Li’l Woody’s
Li’l Woody’s is celebrating Labor Day by giving away free burgers for three hours this afternoon. Between 2 and 5 pm today (Monday, September 5th), you can go to Li’l Woody’s at 9897 16th SW in downtown White Center for your free burger. Note that it’s a basic free burger – if you want anything extra, that’ll cost you. One per customer, and you have to order in person – no online or phone orders. (Thanks to Karen for the tip.)
August 12th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Food, Sports, White Center news 1 Comment »
Chef Gino from TheHomeSkillit.com invites you to the first of his tailgating events, Friday nights in White Center:
This is the first in a series of Friday events:
If you don’t know Chef Gino, he’s a West Seattle-based entrepreneur and says he’ll be vending at Lumen Field on these gamedays:
The Seahawks’ first preseason game is on the road tomorrow vs. the Steelers
February 22nd, 2022 Tracy Posted in Food, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER FOOD: Full Tilt founder to serve up vegan Elder Gods Pizza
Pizza and ice cream will be cohabiting in downtown White Center starting this week – Full Tilt Ice Cream‘s founder is adding vegan pizza under the same roof (9629 16th SW). Here’s the announcement we just received:
Full Tilt Ice Cream today announced Elder Gods Pizza, a new vegan pizza place inside Full Tilt. Elder Gods Pizza offers the only all-vegan pizza in the area.
“The only vegan pizza we liked was way up in the U District.,” says Justin Cline, owner at Full Tilt and Elder Gods. “Also, we wanted to bring Detroit-style pizza to White Center.”
Features and benefits of Elder Gods Pizza include.
-All-vegan pizza kitchen. No chance for cross contamination.
-A unique pizza style for White Center. This is a rectangle pizza, cut into squares with the sauce on top.
-Once the pandemic quiets down a bit, we will offer in-store dining.
Elder Gods Pizza pre-order will be available starting 02/23/2022. For more information visit eldergodspizza.com.
January 17th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Businesses, Fire, Food, Full Tilt Ice Cream, White Center news 3 Comments »
(White Center Now/West Seattle Blog photos)
Four months after the fire that gutted the Locker Room Bar and Grill, one of the other businesses affected is about to reopen: Full Tilt Ice Cream‘s flagship location at 9629 16th SW reopens tomorrow (Tuesday, January 18th). We stopped by this evening as they finished getting ready.
That wall is an example of what had to be fixed before Full Tilt could reopen – firefighters had to break through it while working to stop the fire in September. And they’re two doors down from Locker Room; the damage was even worse at neighboring Huong Xua Deli and, on the other side of Locker Room, Bizzarro Italian Café. No updates on them yet (Bizzarro is still open in Wallingford). Full Tilt will reopen with a few new touches – like this Simpsons-themed pinball machine:
Hours will be the same as they were pre-fire – 3 to 8 pm.
November 6th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news 3 Comments »
Meet Anu and P.K., proprietors of The Roll Pod. They opened the doors on their new White Center restaurant (9602 16th SW) tonight. We stopped in for photos, including the mural wall:
This is the Indian fast-food restaurant’s second bricks-and-mortar location; the other is in Bellevue.
See the menu here. The Roll Pod will be open 7 days a week, 11 am-8:30 pm.
November 4th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news 3 Comments »
Thanks for the tips! The sign’s been up for months at 9602 16th SW – now finally The Roll Pod is about to get rolling. The Indian fast-food mini-chain says its White Center location will open its doors this Saturday (November 6th) at 6 pm. It’s also offering 15 percent discounts with the promo code WESTROLL. Hours will be 11 am to 8:30 pm, 7 days a week. You can preview the menu here. This will be the fifth incarnation for the space in less than five years – 3.14 Bakery, Brass Knuckle Bistro, Biscuit Bitch, and Bloom Bistro.
August 10th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER FOOD: Tomo booked up weeks before opening
Between Taboo Video and Southside Pizza, new restaurant Tomo is on the way, and it’s a hot ticket – or should we say, hot plate – weeks before opening. First day will be September 9th, and it’s already fully booked for the month, with October reservations to be offered starting at 10 am September 1st. James Beard Award-winning former Canlis Chef Brady Ishiwata Williams‘ restaurant promises food “created with micro–seasonal, ethically–sourced ingredients and inspired by the heritages of our culinary team.” Tomo is named for the proprietor’s grandmother, Tomoko Ishiwata Bristol, and the restaurant’s website also notes that “tomo” is from the Japanese word for “friend” (tomodachi). The space at 9811 16th SW, which will seat 28 diners, has some food history – Meander’s Kitchen and San Fernando Roasted Chicken in the early 2010s. See sample menus for Tomo here. Tomo will offer two 5-course set dinner menus, and a la carte lunch on weekends; the restaurant also will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
January 31st, 2021 Tracy Posted in Beverages, Businesses, Food, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER FOOD & DRINK: Boombox, Bizzarro, Good Day Donuts
Three White Center food and drink notes:
BOOMBOX BAR: For the first time since Boombox opened at 9608 16th SW, it’s opening indoor seating on Monday, as King County goes into Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan. 25 percent capacity. Boombox enthused online, “It has been SUCH a long wait for us but we know it is worth it because truly we have the best community and friends in the best neighborhood ever.”
GOOD DAY DONUTS: The mega-popular donut shop at 9823 15th SW is opening seven days a week starting tomorrow, Monday-Saturday 8 am-2 pm and Sunday 9 am-1 pm. The shop adds, “Pre-order available all 7 days, yay!”
BIZZARRO ITALIAN CAFE: The new White Center restaurant at 9635 16th SW just got its liquor-license approval and is offering wine specials. 206-453-4441 is the number to call with questions/orders.
December 21st, 2020 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER FOOD: Boombox Bar’s opening day
2:59 PM: For the second week in a row, White Center has a new place to eat. This time, Boombox Bar – in the former Swallow space, 9608 16th SW – is open for business, offering takeout through 9 pm tonight. You can see the Boombox menu here. It’s been a month and a half since we first mentioned Boombox was on the way.
6:03 PM: Because of this afternoon’s weather, we talked to the Boombox crew by phone rather than going over. They tell us they’ll be open noon to 9 pm, 7 days a week for now (closed Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Eve/Day). Their theme: American comfort food, and (when indoor dining is allowed again) come-as-you-are dining. They’re still awaiting their liquor license so no cocktails yet. In the future, post-pandemic, they hope to be a relaxed venue, full kitchen and bar, maybe eventually adding karaoke, trivia, other entertainment.
December 14th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER FOOD: Opening day for Bizzarro Italian Café
We first told you last month that Bizzarro Italian Café was expanding and would take over the former Noble Barton space in downtown White Center. Today is opening day – 5-8 pm for takeout; you can call ahead for pickup, 206-453-4441.
They also offer third-party delivery. Menu’s on their website.
October 10th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Beverages, Businesses, Food, White Center news Comments Off on FOOD/DRINK: Anju closing temporarily after Sunday
Tomorrow’s your last chance for a while to enjoy what White Center’s bar/eatery Anju offers:
Anju is at 9641 15th SW.
September 28th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Businesses, Food, White Center news 1 Comment »
White Center’s own Salvadorean Bakery has turned up in an unexpected place – featured on the website of Seattle’s new professional-hockey team, the Kraken. Sisters Ana Castro and Aminta Elgin tell their story of 25 sweet years baking and cooking in White Center, and, most recently, battling through the rocky economic times brought by the pandemic. If you’ve visited, you’ve seen their beautiful cakes – and in the story, they even show off one with a Kraken logo!
May 18th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Food, South Park, White Center news 2 Comments »
From Food Lifeline in nearby South Park:
Food Lifeline announced today that it will continue to distribute thousands of emergency food boxes to anyone needing help keeping food on the table during this crisis.
…Food Lifeline – 815 South 96th Street (Two (2) this week)
Wednesday, May 20th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This schedule is also available on the homepage of foodlifeline.org
ANYONE can have access to this food. This is a confidential distribution, so there will be no paperwork or qualification. Food Lifeline is only asking for zip codes to track its efforts.
May 7th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Coronavirus, Food, South Park, White Center news 1 Comment »
Just announced by Food Lifeline in South Park:
Free Food Distribution for Everyone
Friday, May 8th
2:00 pm. – 5:00 pm
815 South 96th Street
Come by Food Lifeline to pick up an emergency food box for yourself and/or your family. Food Lifeline will be distributing 2,000 boxes of shelf-stable food items to help you and your family during this difficult time. This is for ANYONE in the community that needs help. Your zip code is the only personal information required.
Each box will include up to 25 pounds of food such as canned fruit/vegetables, canned meats, non-meat protein items, and breads/grains. Here’s a map. This will be mostly a no-contact drive-up distribution between FL’s two warehouse buildings, while supplies last, but walk-ups are welcome too.
January 27th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Beverages, Food, White Center news Comments Off on ON THE WAY: El Buho gets its liquor license for downtown White Center spot
Earlier this month, the Instagram feed for Capitol Hill’s Tacos De La Noche shared that sneak peek inside the future El Buho, which has just been granted its liquor license for 9640 16th SW in downtown White Center. The captioo noted, “We unlocked the door to this space almost 6 months ago. … We hoped to be open two months ago but as always, there are things that will go wrong. It is important to remember that plans exist so that hardships can be endured. The plan, the goal, the light at the end of the tunnel, it guides us. The road has been long and hard and isn’t quite over yet, but We are getting Excited to share what we’ve been working on. Stay tuned, more to come soon.” (El Buho means “The Owl.”)
August 23rd, 2019 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on FOLLOWUP: White Center Biscuit Bitch to open in two weeks
(Also published on partner site West Seattle Blog)
Three and a half months after we first reported that Biscuit Bitch would expand to White Center, its opening date is set. We talked with proprietor Kimmie Spice at the new location (the ex-Brass Knuckle Bistro at 9602 16th SW) today and she told us the opening date will be Thursday, September 5th. Interior work is pretty much done:
Biscuit Bitch has three locations downtown; see the menu here.
July 23rd, 2019 Tracy Posted in Beverages, Food, White Center news 4 Comments »
Thanks to Gill for sending the photo and word that he had noticed the Blu Grouse (9839 17th Ave SW) open during Jubilee Days weekend. We went by today to check on it and found out that was just a sneak preview of sorts for the bar/restaurant that’s moving to White Center after closing in Georgetown. The crew we found there said they still have a few weeks of work to do before they’ll be ready.
February 7th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Food, Restaurants, White Center news 1 Comment »
(Photo courtesy Kevin Bui)
Yearning for late-night food? 9:30-11:30 pm tonight (Thursday, February 7th), the Bok-A-Bok Chicken space in White Center will be taken over by the Sin Reglas pop-up. After hearing about it, we asked the chef for a few details:
Sin Reglas: Late Nights is a weekly series every Thursday & Saturday at Bok a Bok White Center. My name is Kevin Bui, and I cook food that I crave late at night from my travels. It’s from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm, and people should follow the instagram page @sinreglaspopup to see what’s going on. The menu will always have 5 items and 1 dessert. There’s canned beer and canned wine, as well as non-alcohol options for everyone. I do as much as I can by hand, so sausages, pita, falafel, curries, etc.
I’m looking to open a spot in White Center in the future, but right now, it’s about building community.
Address: 1521 SW 98th.