Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Chef Nockold's Bistro Dandelion Wilts

IN THE NEWS: The Seattle Times' Nancy Leson reports: Dandelion (5809 24th Ave. N.W.), the beloved Ballard bistro that was the longtime dream of chef Carol Nockold, was to close July 8, says owner Connie Palmore, who co-founded the sunny little cafe with Nockold in 2004. She expects to turn the keys over to new owner Jeff Birkner mid-July, and says that Birkner plans to reopen as an upscale Tex-Mex cafe and bar; Via Tribunali made its long-awaited Queen Anne debut late last month (at 317 W. Galer St., Seattle), six months later than expected. ... Karen Gaudette reports Mark Randolph has taken over as executive chef at Seattle's Palisade (palisaderestaurant.com), armed with 15 years of experience in the culinary industry. ... Providence Cicero gives three stars to Made In Kitchen (701 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; www.mikbistro.com) and stops by The Stone House Cafe (16244 Cleveland St., Redmond). seattletimes.com ... The Stranger's Bethany Jean Clement reviews Daily Grill (629 Pike St), while Angela Garbes rates Oliver's Twist (6822 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle). thestranger.com ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews Betty Bar & Restaurant (1507 Queen Anne Ave. N.), while Maggie Dutton considers Tap House Grill (1506 Sixth Ave., www.taphousegrill.com), Mike Seely stops by Dennis' Snacks (516 Third Ave., King County Courthouse, Pioneer Square) and Courthouse Cafe (700 Stewart St., Federal Courthouse, uscourthousecafe.com) and 13 Dollars visits Dahlia Bakery. ... John Metcalfe blogs about Grillside (605 15th Ave. E), while Jess Thomson notes the July 7 opening of Julia's Indonesian Kitchen (910 N.E. 65th St.). seattleweekly.com ... AmateurGourmet.com visits Crave & The Baguette Box.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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