Chow R.I.P. Jade Pagoda, Hello Poppy!
posted by January 16 at 16:27 PMon
Today’s Seattle Times has all the info on Poppy, the restaurant coming soon from the Herbfarm’s Jerry Traunfeld, except the location. A person who always magically knows everything that’s happening in our fair city just told me Poppy will be in the former home of the Jade Pagoda on Broadway.
Everyone was sad to see the Jade go—the bar was divey and excellent, the food was terrible—and yes, Poppy will be an entirely different affair. But! Traunfeld wants to keep prices reasonable—he supposedly parted ways with the South Lake Union forces-that-be when they wanted him to do something ultra-upscale/expensive there. He is a man with a good heart, and Poppy cannot help but be tremendously great. Also: This one tremendously great thing will at last kick-start Broadway’s renaissance. The Taco Bell, recently closed, can rot in hell; as for the Jade, we’ll always have our memories. Now: Poppy!