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Bok a Bok Opens a New Place in the East Side
Kirkland just landed some much-coveted fried birds. Popular local chain Bok a Bok is opening its fifth and first location on the east side in Village at Totem Lake for order-only orders for now, with plans for full service, including delivery, soon. As longtime fans know, Bok A Bok specializes in Korean and South Korean styles of fried chicken served as strips, drumsticks, wings, and sandwiches, along with sides like buttermilk biscuits, tater tots, and kimchi mac and cheese. The White Center franchise began five years ago, and has steadily expanded since then with locations in Burien, U District, and Capitol Hill. At the mall in Kirkland, he’s joined by Don’t Yell at Me, a Taiwanese boba tea shop, Salt & Straw ice cream supplier, and California-based franchisee Silverlake Ramen.
Ethan Stowell is about to debut at a bar near the Amazon Spheres
There will be a new addition around the Amazon offices soon. Restaurant Ethan Stowell recently announced that it plans to open a bar called Victor Tavern sometime in early September in the Via6 building across from the Spheres. The menu posted online appears to veer heavily on bar snacks, with items like crab cakes, burgers, and smoked wings, while the drinks side features a selection of beer and wine and a full range of sizzles, sours, and punches. Victor Tavern will take over the space once occupied by Tom Douglas’s Tanakasan, which closed in early 2020 and includes an outdoor patio, as well as a mezzanine filled with TVs, a pool, and shuffleboard. Happy hour fans should also expect a few specials to come up regularly.
The White Center’s favorite Tardis cafe has no plans to reopen
according to Westside SeattleThe White Center’s Tardis Cafe has decided to close permanently almost two months after the death of owner Tara Ekman Scott, which sparked great grief and support from the community. According to the blog, Scott’s sister released the announcement on Facebook stating that “with so many factors and uncertainty during this pandemic, it is best to keep Taridese closed.” Opening the restaurant in the old Marv’s Broiler space in 2016, Scott has developed it into a reliable, casual hangout for all ages with a bar, TVs for watching sports, pool tables, and darts.