Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Say Hello to Oddfellows café + bar

Later this month, Oddfellows will be opening its doors in that gorgeous, historical building on the corner of Tenth and Pine. Collaborators Linda Derschang and Ericka Burke (of Volunteer Park Cafe) are busy putting the final touches on Capitol Hill's next hot spot. It promises to be a true union of great food in a comfortable café + bar setting.
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Unlike most of Linda's bars, Oddfellows café + bar will cater to an earlier crowd as well as late night. Tentatively scheduled to open at 7am (food until midnight, closing at 2am), this will be a great addition for the early birds.
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They'll serve home-made pastries and hearty salads, panini sandwiches, rotisserie chicken along with wine, beer and liquor.
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I asked Linda what the most appreciable difference between this and her/Ericka's other establishments. She said, "Oddfellows opens really early which we certainly aren’t used to in my company! It is definitely a café + bar rather than a pub like Smith, King’s and Linda’s". Linda described the feel of the new place as "a comfortable all day, all night neighborhood hangout". It will be lighter and airier and (gasp) no taxidermy! It will also have an adorable outdoor patio (15'ish people).
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Other tenants in the Oddfellows Hall will include the second Molly Moon's Ice Cream Shop, and long time tenants Century Ballroom and Seattle Running Company.
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Get ready for your next new favorite place! Oddfellows Café is currently slated to open December 19, 2008 4pm.
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From Linda:
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We will have lots of morning treats like: Bacon Cheddar Scones with Green Onion, Peach Muffins with Streusel Topping, Homemade Oatmeal with Brown Sugar & Cream, a tasty Breakfast Panini, and Mascarpone & Pear stuffed Brioche French Toast.
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For lunch and dinner we will have a variety of offerings including: Pulled Pork Sandwich, French Dip Sandwich, Chicken Panzanella Salad with Arugula, Bacon, Avocado, Tomato & Blue Cheese, Roasted Beets & Pear Salad with Chevre, Hazelnuts & Greens, and Baby Spinach with Faro, Roasted Winter Squash, Garbanzo Beans with Tahini Dressing. After 5pm there's also a Braised Pork Shank with French Lentils & Creamed Cabbage, Steak with Blue Cheese, Braised Onion & Arugula, Beef Stew, and Rotisserie Chicken.
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We are baking scones, muffins and cookies daily and serving Stumptown coffee & espresso. There is also a full bar plus beer and wine. The cocktail list includes the Elder Fashion no.2 with gin, St. Germaine, Campari and orange bitters, as well as my recent favorite, the classic Champagne Cocktail with brandy, champagne, sugar and bitters.
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12/16/2008: Corrected the spelling on Ericka Burke's name (via CHS). Thanks!
12/17/2008: Added menu items and drinks.

1 comment:

Tales from the Crib said...

My family had a liquor store back in Lubbock -a dry county (still is!!) so the store was right up against the city limits. It was called "Crossed Keys" (it still is but we don't own it anymore). Named after a Pub in England where my Grandpa grew up. The logo on the cafe reminds me so much of it!