Shanik Opening For Dinner Tonight

Shanik location in South Lake Union

The long awaited sister to Vancouver’s Vij’s Restaurant’s opening is finally in hind sight; Meeru Dhalwala and Oguz Istif will be opening Shanik Restaurant in South Lake Union for dinner tonight after a stressful, yet successful friends and family dinner this past weekend. Shanik serves up original, non-traditional Indian cuisine based on recipes created by Meeru herself.

The restaurant will feature nearly 40% vegetarian dishes, using locally sourced and seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, and medication-free meats. According to the Restaurant’s twitter, Shanik will have a take out window open at lunch time, and dine in Dinner options only to begin with. Shanik is located at 500 Terry Ave North,¬† if you stop by to check it out tonight, please drop us a review!

Seattle Spoke & Food Event Tonight

It may appear to be a dreary wet morning, but that shouldn’t stop any diehard Seattleite from going out tonight¬† for the third annual Seattle spoke & food event! Grab your raincoat and bike to one of the participating restaurants between 6-10pm tonight, and 20% of your bill will be donated to the FamilyWorks food bank and resource center. FamilyWorks is a Seattle based food bank that intends to nourish and strengthen local families by connecting them with the support, resources, and community they need.

The restaurants participating in the event tonight seem to be spread all over the major neighborhoods in Seattle, so if you live in and around the city, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one near you. Participating restaurants include Serious Pie on South Lake Union, St Clouds in Madrona, The Shelter in Ballard, Julia’s in Capitol Hill, Stumbling Goat Bistro in Phinney, Emmer & Rye in Queen Anne, and Duke’s on Green Lake among others. For a bike map of participating restaurants, or for more information click here.