“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” - William Blake
by Nicole Lisson
- The Capitol Hill Times -
As Capitol Hill continues to be a well-oiled revolving door for new restaurant ventures, we can undoubtedly anticipate a 2013 stuffed with unique tastes. It is one of the many great things about living on the Hill – you don’t have to eat at the same place twice. So be adventurous this year, wander out of your neighborhood bar and check out what the new year will have to offer. Here are a few to get you started.
703 Bellevue Ave E.
Chico Madrid will be part of the new Belroy Apartments on Bellevue Ave E. It will be a neighborhood café with Spanish influenced offerings like Bocadillos. As it stands, the café will be open six days a week from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. The owners Jacob Daley and Franz Gilbert hope to have Chico Madrid open for business sometime in the spring.
1024 E Pike St
James Synder, the son of the Red Robin founding family, is bringing his years of experience to the hill and opening Sam’s Tavern on East Pike. A casual burger bar with, reportedly, bottomless fries. It will pay homage to the Original Sam’s Tavern on Eastlake. The grand opening was 11 a.m on New Years Eve.
818 E Pike
Gluten free options are limited on Capitol Hill but coming early 2013, that will no longer be the case. Capitol Cider is a bar dedicated to, what else? Cider. Over a hundred varieties will be featured and at least 70 meads. The gluten free kitchen will churn out affordable pub free. Since the space is more than 4,000 square feet, the owners Spencer Reilly and Jordan Sinclair have ample room to install a game room as well.