There are a few changes to Wallingford businesses in the new year. First, the good news. There are a slew of new places to eat and drink in the neighborhood this year:
First up is Dumpling the Noodle, in the old Wallyburger location at 1719 N 45th St. It specializes in hand-made dumplings, hand-pulled noodles (lamen), buns, wontons, and bubble tea. It is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day.
Next up is Mediterranean restaurant Almanqal Grill in the old Bodrum Bistro spot at 1712 N 45th St. They serve fresh, hand-made Mediterranean food and bread baked from scratch in their traditional brick oven.
Last up is Niles Peacock Kitchen & Bar at 4025 Stone Way N. Owned by popular Edmonds mixologist Niles Peacock, this cocktail-centric bar has a large selection of cocktails as well as a menu of shared plates and flatbread pizzas. It is open Tue-Thurs and Sun 3-10 p.m. and Fri-Sat 3-11 p.m.
Next, the bad news. Following on the heels of the closing of The Grizzled Wizard and Alphabet Soup, a couple more Wallingford businesses are closing up shop. The Wallingford location of Paper Delights, at 2205 N 45th St., is closed. However, you can still visit their Burien location. Also, Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, in the Wallingford Center, is closing after 34 years.