Tuesday, September 25, 2007

El Gaucho Steakhouse Set for Bellevue

IN THE NEWS: After years of effort, father and son restaurateurs Paul and Chad Mackay have finally secured a spot for an El Gaucho steakhouse in downtown Bellevue, The Puget Sound Business Journal reports. The Mackays secured space at the City Center Plaza building late last month. The office tower is now under construction on the southwest corner of Northeast Sixth Street and 110th Avenue Northeast. seattle.bizjournals.com ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews Julia's Indonesian Kitchen (910 N.E. 65th St., 522-5528, www.juliasindokitchen.com), while Mike Seely considers Alki Tavern (1321 Harbor Ave., 932-9970), Chris Cornelis visits Fritz European Fry House (Bremerton Harborside), and Adriana Grant stops by Stumptown Coffee Roasters ( 1115 12th Avenue). seattleweekly.com ... The Stranger's Chris McCann reviews Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai (1718 N 45th St, Seattle, 206-632-1484), while Marti Jonjak hits happy hour at Del Rey (2332 First Avenue, Seattle, 206-770-3228). thestranger.com ...

The Seattle Times's Providence Cicero gives two and a half stars to Taste Restaurant (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; 206-903-5291. www.tastesam.com) and also visits Miro Tea (5405 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; 206-782-6832, www.mirotea.com). ... Karen Gaudette notes: the opening of The Frontier Café (corner of Third Avenue and Cherry Street, 206-340-4401) . ... Stix Billiards & Brewhouse now is Stix Pizza & Brewing Co (1001 Fairview Ave. N., Ste. 2000, Seattle, 206-749-9088, stixbilliardsandbrew.com). seattletimes.com ... The P-I's Leslie Kelly reviews Latona Pub (206-525-2238, 6423 Latona Ave. N.E., 3pubs.com), while Kristin Dizon considers Vietnamese spot Five Seasons Grill (9724 Aurora Ave. N., 206-522-5550) and Victrola Cafe & Roastery (310 E. Pike St., 206-624-172, victrolacofree.com). ... Kelly notes Pick Quick Drive-In (4306 Pacific Highway E. in Fife), Stan's on 828 Rainier Avenue South, and XXX Root Beer Drive-In out Issaquah way (98 N.E. Gilman Blvd.) seattlepi.com

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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