SEATTLE, June 10, 2016 — Manu’s Bodega chef-proprietor Manuel Alfau will debut two new locations in Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill this summer.
Manu’s Bodegita (means “small bodega”) in Capitol Hill is a Latin cabana taking residence in the former Little Uncle outpost at 1509 East Madison Street. The grab-and-go friendly menu will feature a selection of Manu’s Bodega best sellers like its Cubano dip, Peruvian Pork Belly, Puerco Asado, and new seasonal items. Seasonal items will include Peruvian and Argentinian style ceviches for warm weather months and hearty stews like Manu Bodega’s sancocho with pork and sausage. Manu’s Bodegita will cater to foot traffic and local residents, with the potential for late night hours and online ordering.
Alfau will also bring guisado style tacos (Name of the taqueria to be announced) to indoor golf and duffleboard haven Flatstick Pub’s Pioneer Square location on Second and Main at 240 Second Ave S. Alfau’s taqueria will feature braised meats like a savory chicken mole, pulled beef, braised pork rinds in a tangy salsa verde, carnitas, chorizo and potatoes, and a vegetarian option. He will also include a signature queso dip reminiscent of the taquerias in Austin, Texas, where his family first settled after immigrating from the Dominican Republic. Alfau’s taqueria will be the official food provider for Flatstick Pub. Visitors will be able to bring tacos to enjoy downstairs at while enjoying mini golf at Flatstick Pub.
“These projects represent my culinary background and upbringing, but each spot is meant to adapt to its neighborhoods. Bodega Pioneer Square has come into itself as a Latin hideaway since we set up our patio, and our happy hour is great for those who live and work nearby.
The food at Flatstick, like the space itself is meant to be fun. Traditionally with guisado style tacos, these ladies would set up braises in clay pots early in the morning and let them go low and slow. It’s exactly the kind of food that goes well with some beers and a round of games and golf. Bodegita in Capitol Hill will provide the fast pace neighborhood with our popular Bodega grab and go items like our Cubanos, Puerco Asado, and other sandwiches,” says Alfau.
Alfau will debut a preliminary menu of his tacos at Flatstick Pub Pioneer Square’s Grand Opening Party on Wednesday, June 15 (time of Grand Opening to be announced) with the official opening of the taqueria to happen shortly after.
Alfau expects an August opening for Manu’s Bodegita in Capitol Hill.