by EverOut Staff
Seattle’s ever-shifting food landscape continues to adapt to myriad challenges, including rising costs and the devastating impact of the pandemic on the restaurant industry. As the number of pop-ups launched during the pandemic demonstrates, many businesses are increasingly opting for models that are more flexible and affordable than the traditional brick-and-mortar. And now, many of those pop-ups are finding long-term homes inside restaurants, so you don’t even have to wait for a flash event to enjoy their specialties. (No more FOMO from missing out on a limited-time menu!) We’ve compiled a list of these pop-up residencies here, from Cookie’s Country Chicken to Situ Tacos. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.
Cookie’s Country Chicken
Last winter, the finger-lickin’-good fried chicken pop-up began a full-time residency at the Pioneer Square sports bar Quality Athletics, which is also currently home to the burger joint Burb’s Burgers. Cookie’s menu includes fried chicken sandwiches, tendies, fries, deep-fried cauliflower, a variety of dipping sauces, and side dishes like mac and cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy. According to the Seattle P-I, the business will also launch a trailer at the newly opened Seabrook bakery Vista Bakeshop in mid-July, where it will be open from Wednesday-Sunday through the end of the year. (Don’t worry, though: the pop-up will continue to maintain a presence in Seattle.)
Pioneer Square, Seabrook
Pickup, outdoor seating, or indoor seating