As a member of ESES Collective, Beacon Business Alliance is excited to be a 2021 sponsor of Seattle Restaurant Week! ESES Collective is committed to improving the visibility of our food venues that have struggled mightily during the pandemic but have stayed open for us, to provide us with their delicious menus from Beacon Hill to Rainier Beach. Seattle Restaurant Week October 24 to November 6, 2021, is another great opportunity, and we hope you’ll get out for a bite! Try something new! Follow our socials to stay in the loop as we work to promote participating Southeast Seattle food venues.
Niko’s Gyros Beacon Hill
1636 S McClellan St | Beacon Hill | (206) 397-4986 | Mon-Sat, 12-8 pm
Nikos Gyros opened and operated out of Magnolia since 1996 – providing Seattle with authentic Greek food for 24 years. But in 2019, Chef and Owner, Alexandra Serponos, along with her son and key motivator, Niko, saw an opportunity they couldn’t pass up; They were going to open their second location in the growing and diverse neighborhood of Beacon Hill.
“My son Niko planted the seed and inspired the expansion,” says Alexandra. “After visiting the location, we both knew that it felt right.”
Nikos Gyros takes pride in their family-run business and they cherish the neighborhoods and families that continue to support them. Alexandra’s family has owned various restaurants in the past. “You could say that it’s in our blood, I personally live and breathe food, cooking, and all it encompasses from beginning to end.
Their goal is to continue to provide a quality and consistent product for a fair price, which in turn will create a positive experience of authenticity for repeat and loyal customers. After getting a year under their belts in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, Nikos Gyros joins Plate of Nations to extend their hospitality, their heritage, and their food to those loyal customers and the ones who have yet to visit.
2800 16th Ave S | Beacon Hill | (206) 200-3935 | Wed-Th 4-10 pm, Fri-Sun 12-10 pm
Perihelion Brewery opened Beacon Hill’s first-ever brewery in February 2016 at the corner of South McClellan Street and Beacon Avenue South. Spacious indoor seating and a covered patio complete with fire pits. They brew all their own beer right on the spot in their 7 BBL brewery. Not only that but they serve house-made mustard with their pretzels and smoke all their meats and nuts in-house, adding the taste of black cherry wood to their meats. Incredible burgers, smoked salmon and Caribbean sandwiches, stout adobo wings–and don’t forget to try the fried brussels sprouts!
Order online at Perihelionbeer.com (place your order there and pay online through Square). You can also stay safely distanced while you order onsite, just walk up to their outside order window (on McClellan) and use the low touch payment options like Apple Pay or tap your card.
2201 Rainier Ave S | Mt Baker | (206) 556-4134 | Mon-Sat 11 am – 8:15 pm, Sun 4-8:15 pm
Run by husband-and-wife duo Drea and Mark Mizer, Buddha Bruddah started out as a food truck, serving up their “Asian mixed plates” — a new spin on the traditional Hawaiian plate lunch — across the city before they outgrew the truck’s commissary kitchen and found the perfect spot on Rainier to settle down. Now, they are working on expanding to a second location in Kirkland.
In everything from its name to its mixed-plate specialties, Buddha Bruddah pays homage to Mark’s heritage and bringing together cultures through food. Half-German and half-Thai, Mark was a minority growing up in Kirkland — but he felt right at home on his frequent childhood visits to Hawaii, where the mixed plate was born out of sugarcane workers from across the world sharing their cuisines with one another. The food truck sprang from a desire to honor his mother’s history and talent: she owned one of the very first Thai restaurants in Seattle in the early 80s. Mark was planning to open a food truck with her — he’d even bought a used taco truck in Phoenix and driven it up to Seattle and begun remodeling it — when she passed away unexpectedly.
About a year after her death, Drea was laid off from her job in the mortgage industry — and that’s when the pair decided to put the food truck sitting in their driveway to use and launch Buddha Bruddah themselves. Their Asian fusion food has a heavy Thai-Hawaiian influence, and they focus on fresh ingredients, innovative approaches to cuisine, and making absolutely everything from scratch.
The Original Philly’s
3019 MLK Jr Way S | Mt Baker | (206) 723-7445 | Mon-Sat 11 am -7 pm, Sun closed
Guy, a Philadelphia native, has been the owner since 2003 along with owners Charles and Minerva Humphrie who founded and operated The Original Philly’s in 1994. He was well established in the corporate world back east when a buddy in Seattle asked him to help open a Philadelphia-style restaurant. Guy was ready for a change from the daily grind so he got on a plane and landed in Seattle not thinking he would become a restaurant owner. “I wanted to bring an authentic Philly cheesesteak to the people of the PNW and have them love it like I do.”
Guy was surprised to find out how much he enjoyed the work and that he was good at it. He found his niche in the restaurant business. It isn’t just the restaurant business that he enjoys; he is inspired by the vibrant location of Philly’s at the intersection of MLK & Rainier and the diverse clientele. “I love the diversity of the community here,” he said. His customers include Franklin high school students at lunch, light rail commuters in the evening and a loyal base of regular Philly followers. According to Guy, it’s all about being legit. “I’m from Philly and know how to make it right,” he said.
4900 Rainier Ave S | Columbia City | (206) 725-0519 | Tues-Sat 4-11 pm, Sun 4 -10 pm, Mon closed
Columbia City’s Neighborhood Bar. Signature cocktails. Great food. Amazing Cocktails to-go. Historic setting with custom back bar.
Delish Ethiopian Cuisine
5701 Rainier Ave S | Hillman City | (206)-723-3821 | Mon Wed-Fri 4- 10 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am -10 pm
Delish Ethiopian Cuisine is a family-owned business. Our family is committed to preparing your meals with the freshest ingredients that are wholesome and safe to eat.
The restaurant is owned by Delish and his wife Amy (who is also the head chef).
At Delish, we treat our visitors like family, and whether it’s our large variety of veggie cuisines, finger-licking meat-based dishes, and anything in between; we will make sure that when you come to Delish Ethiopian Cuisine, you get one of the most satisfying dining experiences around.
Le’s Deli & Bakery
C, 4219 S Othello St #105 | Othello | (206) 397-4352 | Mon-Fri 8:30 am-8 pm, Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sun 9 am – 6 pm
Le’s Deli & Bakery, an Essential SE Seattle Collective restaurant, is served by HomeSight & MLK Business Association. Le’s Deli & Bakery is located in the Othello neighborhood. Started by Cindy and her Husband in 2016, Le’s Deli & Bakery has since become a staple in the Othello neighborhood. They not only provide delicious food but a space where everyone feels welcomed and a part of the family.
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