Those Thanksgiving leftovers are probably starting to taste a little off, huh? Lucky for you, there's been a glut of openings in the past week.
-Most exciting for me is the new & improved Tanuki. Janice Martin shuttered her tiny, beloved izakaya on NW 21st earlier this year, and has finally opened a new space out in Montaville. The menu has all the old favorites, but the new space makes room for a full bar, a deli case for cold items you can take with you, and a pinball machine. 8029 SE Stark
-Last night was the grand opening of Oven & Shaker, Cathy Whims's (Nostrana) new pizza joint. I love sitting at Nostrana's pizza bar and watching the cooks throwing and spinning their dough. Whims's partner is Aviation Gin's Ryan Magarian, so count on some excellent spirits as well. 1134 NW Everett
-As Marjorie reported last week, Boke Bowl's permananet digs are now open to the public. For the time being, their popular ramen is only available during lunch hours (you can opt for a pork-and-chicken miso, a seafood option, or a vegan caramelized fennel), but soon, on Thursday nights, they'll be serving up family-style Korean fried chicken dinners. 1028 SE Water Avenue
-Right next door to our Old Gold music editor (who, by the way, got a nice write-up in the WWeek, despite a bitter softball rivalry), comes a new Mexican restaurant from Autentica's Oswaldo Bibiano. Mextiza is a casual eatery with an expansive menu that touches on several different regions of Mexican fare. Prices are in the $8-$12 range (and they've got 60 brands of tequilla to choose from!). 2103 N Killingsworth
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