Friday, May 28, 2010

tidbit on the move!

It is true: we are moving! We are very excited, but also sad, worried and stressed!

Stay tuned: more news coming soon!

Contact: Sarah Whitfield, Wilson Public Relations

(206) 838.8977 or



Just in time for its third anniversary, this Roanoke neighborhood bistro

takes its Madrid-meets-Napoli flavors to the heart of the hill by August

SEATTLE—May 5, 2010—Tidbit proprietors John van Deinse and Nicola Longo are taking their beloved bistro, with flavors influenced greatly by Madrid and Napoli, to new digs in mid summer, with sights set on opening by Aug. 1 or sooner at 1401 Broadway. The current location, 2359 10th Ave E, will continue as usual until the doors open down the hill at its new space.

Located at Broadway and East Union Streets, Tidbit’s new neighbors will include a mix of retail tenants and afford the restaurant sorely needed parking for its loyal guests. The new space, formerly occupied by Vi Bacchus, also gives Tidbit some elbow room with more than 2,100 square feet of combined kitchen and dining room area.

“We’re delighted to bring our Spanish and Southern Italian flavors and hospitality to this vibrant part of Capitol Hill,” van Deinse said. “Tidbit is successful because of our wonderful customers, and we’re building on that by giving them more space, more parking, longer dinner hours and eventually, we hope to add lunch service.”

Tidbit’s current location is the spot that once served as home to Cassis; van Deinse and Longo brought European charm back to the familiar corner. The same touches will be found at the new location: simple but elegant furnishings and the ebullient Longo and van Deinse greeting guests on the floor create a welcoming, approachable place to dine and relax.

Conducive to its name, Tidbit offers a liberal selection of tapas, about 40 percent of the total food on the menu. Beautiful entrees range from a marinated leg of lamb to a delicately layered vegetarian lasagna, and special menus for vegans and children. The restaurant features a grappateca—a rich roster of Italian and Northwest grappa. Old World wines, signature drinks, dessert and fortified wines, aperitifs and liqueur round out a diverse offering. Love coffee? Don’t miss the Napoli-imported Espresso Kimbo.

Tidbit is open for dinner every day from 5 p.m. Happy hour is weekdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Tidbit is currently located at 2359 10th Ave E, Seattle. Phone (206) 323-0840 for details or learn more at

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