Kristos Eastlake closes: The last day for Kristos Eastlake was Sunday, Nov. 6. In an email, Kristos’ owners say there will be a new restaurant in the location, the Ship Canal Grill, which is set to open this coming weekend.
The Kristos farewell email thanked the neighborhood for its support:
“From all of us at Kristos Eastlake, we want to thank you for being a valued customer and friend. We feel we have built an amazing family in our neighborhood bar and restaurant and we have had a lot of fun serving you.”
No details on what will be on the menu at Ship Canal Grill. The restaurant’s website, which is still being built, says they’ll have a “Dawg loft, pool room & bar.” Sounds like the Husky crowd will be welcome. We’ll provide more details as we get them.
Blind Pig opens: Chef Charles Walpole opened his new restaurant, Blind Pig, on Nov. 3 in the space formerly occupied by Nettletown (and by Sitka + Spruce before that) at 2238 Eastlake Ave E. Doesn’t look like there’s a website yet but you can follow the restaurant on Twitter.
They’re open for dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
To give you an idea of what’s on the menu, their Twitter feed has a photo of the first dish to leave the kitchen: roasted Chiogia beets, homemade ricotta, puffed farro and fresh herbs. A photo of the menu board shows dishes such as fried Marcona almonds, Castlevetrano olives, stuffed Medjool dates, crispyskin steelhead, culotte steak and pork belly with charred carrots, radicchio and eggplant puree. Prices range from $4 to $15.
Vinyl Night at Cicchetti: Every Thursday is Vinyl Night at Cicchetti, 121 E. Boston. A DJ will be spinning vinyl records (remember those?) from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The music will be “mostly jazz, soul, funk, old-school hip hop and some modern,” they say. Best of all: No cover charge.