This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.
THE SHUTTER— After almost 25 years, Fremont Italian restaurant Brad's Swingside Cafe will close its doors for the last time. Owner Brad Inserra is in the final stages of selling the stand-alone property on Fremont Ave. It will shutter in February and be replaced with condos or apartments.
COMING ATTRACTIONS— Capitol Hill will welcome nine new Asian restaurants this summer and fall, including a second location of U:don plus Kaisho in the former Boom Noodle space on E Pike. A new Thai street food spot called Manao and Somsiri Thai are also headed for the neighborhood. Eater has details.
THE NAME GAME— Handlebar Coffee Roasters in California sent a cease and desist letter to Handlebar Coffee telling the new Seattle-based coffee bike cart to change its name. Handlebar Coffee owners Alex Johnstone and David Rothstein have agreed and will reveal a new name soon.