So, have you been Tom Douglas’ new restaurant?
“Which one?” you might ask, with good reason. With so many recent openings for the chef/entrepreneur (three this year so far, four if you count the Dahlia Workshop, and another slated for next week) you’ve got to wonder how he — and his wife and business partner, Jackie Cross — find time to sleep. Today in the Seattle Times, Providence Cicero casts her critic’s eye on one of their “old” restaurants: Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie, which made its debut last summer as Seatown Snack Bar & Rotisserie — before Tom determined no one “got” the East Coast snack bar reference and changed its name.
Anyway, if you were to ask me if I’ve been to his new restaurants, I’d say sure: I’ve eaten seafood at Seatown, truffle pizza and budino at the new Serious Pie Westlake and knocked back a breakfast biscuit at the Dahlia Workshop. But I’ve yet to try the (21-and-over) Brave Horse Tavern or his Italian entry Cuoco (say: kwo-ko) — now open at the historic Terry Avenue Building in South Lake Union. I’ve got them on my radar though, and look forward to checking out Ting Momo, the adjacent Tibetan dumpling cafe geared toward the quick-lunch crowd and set to open Monday.
Tibetan chef Deyki Thonden has plenty to smile about now that she’s getting a Tom Douglas restaurant to call her own: Ting Momo.
So, what’s in store for you (and me) when we get to latest trifecta? I’ll let Tom — seen below at Brave Horse Tavern during a Vulcan Real Estate-sponsored media event late last month — tell you all about it: