addo update - Capitol Hill and Ballard 4/12


Back at it!  Spent the last 10 days in Maui trying to decompress a little, sorry for not sending a newsletter last week! Took some cool pictures and ate lots of really great food (check out my instagram for all the food and cool scenery) Things have been pretty busy so we needed to hit the reset button a bit in order to make sure we are going on the right path.  

We are working on offering delivery of Lechoncito to the Seattle area.  First, we're going to scale it for dinner a few nights a week then go for the entire week in the next stage then introduce lunch.   The goal here is to create a system where we can get more of this style of food to you.  The people that I'm working with on this are pretty flexible and I'm also thinking of bringing a larger addo play into the mix where you can buy more dinner ready and deliverable items from our incubators as well, should be fun.   I'll be announcing the details on delivery very soon!  

Here are your weekly updates!

Capitol Hill NEW! 


It starts this week and will be a different menu every week and is booking now through July.   Join me for a 12-15 course menu that will take you around the state of Washington and give you a look at what makes this the greatest state.  Price is $165 per person and that includes service (does not include tax or optional beverage pairing).  This will start to expand itself further with off-site excursions, coming soon.  

You Can't Eat Mt. Rainier - 4/12

I revised the price for it.  It's $95 per person now! Join us for a trip through time in Seattle to the 50's while we explore what was happening in the food scene then! (click)

Derby Party 5/5

Bring your fancy hats and we'll bring our fancy food.  We're opening the space up with our patio and we'll have some games being played as well.  This is less of a sit down thing and more of a social hang out so come hang out! $45/pp with drinks being sold separately at the event. (click)

Grillin' and Chillin' 5/20

All things over the grill!  Different types of wood, with meats, vegetables, and seafood at the ready.  Join us while we grill and you chill on the patio.  This will be a lot less formal and we'll just put out food as it's ready. $50/pp with beverages being sold separately at the event. (click)

Ballard NEW!

DiVe starts this week.  Deposit of $10 per person gets you in.  Food will be under $13 and drinks will vary between wine and beer!  Also, DiVe wine and beer club launching soon! You'll be able to sign up and get a box o' beer or wine or a mix of both to be picked up in our Ballard location on DiVe nights. 

Click to dive in! 

Cooking Class - Fermentation by Ana Kasparova 4/11

Join Chef Ana Kasparova (former Revel chef) as she teaches you about fermentation 101, kimchi, pickling, and sambals.  (click)

CAPITOL HILL Now Selling - 


The 12-15 course tasting menu, SILVA, now booking through July.  The story of Washington told through its people, ingredients, and preparations.  Join us every Friday and Saturday night, starting in April, for this ever changing and evolving dinner. 

Book your SILVA experience now! (click)

Toast v. Toast (brunch) for $35 per person. So many toasts and different dates to choose from.  July 22nd is the last Toast v. Toast.  There will be a new format for brunch after this. (click)

Lechoncito - 

Added dates all the way through June happening on Wednesday and Sunday nights.  Also, we have added supplements for things that take a little more time to prepare so we can have them ready when you arrive.  Those items, for now, are:

- Pastelon
- Whole Fish
- Dungeness Crab and Pork Mofongo
- Churrasco
- Pinchos

Take Home Items:

- Entire Mom Flan
- Sazon
- Sofrito

Click for more booking information


New dates for I LOVE SEAFOOD!  5/10, 6/16, and 7/12. Click to buy! 

INCUBATOR:Swipe Right Diner - Every Saturday Morning

Chef Charlotte Glaves is on the team full-time now.  I have worked with her for years and she is coming aboard to start working on some projects of her own.  First up is Swipe Right Diner!  This Saturday morning brunch at our Capitol Hill space will explore American diner food with a fresh take by chef Charlotte.  This is booking now and is $35 per person so check it out for yourself! (click)

Beauty of Japanese Food Dinner 4/26

Join us for The Beauty of Japanese Food in the Northwest. A dinner by Shota Nakajima (adana), Mutsuko Soma (Kamonegi), and Taichi Kitamura (Sushi Kappo Tamura) for an 8 course Japanese dinner (click here, tickets will go fast)   The 7:45 slot is sold out. There are still a few left for the 5:45 slot and tickets let for Izakaya as well. 

Followed by that dinner is: IZAKAYA NIGHT! (click)

INCUBATOR: Foraging Trips with Charlotte Glaves

Charlotte is back with her foraging trips!  Check these out as there are multiple dates and join her as she shows you what's available in the mountains near the Snohomish/Snoqualmie area! (click)

Chef Michasia's Bread! 

Chef Michasia's Bread is a naturally leavened mild sourdough containing whole wheat flour, white flour, sea salt, and water. Each ticket will buy one loaf and can be picked up at our Capitol Hill (Coffee Flour Lab) location after 11:30am on Sunday's. Chef Michasia has made bread for L'oursin, Hitchcock, and addo's toast vs. toast brunches every Sunday!

Dates available for pick-up,  3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/22, and 4/29

Click to buy your loaves now

FOCUS MENU - Thursday dinner series

I'm constantly looking at what sells, what doesn't and how to keep things new and exciting.  Frankly, the 15 course tasting menu doesn't sell well on Thursday's and it makes complete sense why.  I'm going to be featuring a 7 course menu that ranges between $65-$85 + tax + service charge that gives me even more flexibility but dials in a specific theme for each.  What themes you ask?

Find your FOCUS here

addo:Ballard at Royal Drummer Cafe events now selling:

DiVe - Thursday through Saturday

Starting in April you'll be able to take one of eight seats at our dive bar concept in Ballard featuring beer, wine, and food for under $13!  Running from Thursday through Saturday you'll be able to book a seat by reserving it for a $10 deposit that will go towards your final bill.  Food and drinks are ala carte.  The food menu will consist of various items throughout the addo universe and will change every week with the Richard being a mainstay item!   Join us! (click)

ABBASHACK - Algerian Fried Chicken with Erik Abdelbari, 4/26, 5/6

addo:Incubator presents Chef Erik Abdelbari of AbbaShack. Born from a combination of love for all fried poultry and his deep appreciation of the spices and techniques of Algeria, Chef Erik has adapted a style of rustic and robustly marinated and potato battered fried chicken to a modern fast casual application while still paying respect to his roots and slanging some damn tasty birds.  (click)

addo:incubator - Wolf and Woman - 4/17

Join Kaci Goff (formerly of Hitchcock and Navy Strength) for a four course dinner.  Chef Kaci has a background in Malaysian Fine Dining cuisine that will be brought to light at their dinners.  addo:incubator is proud to work with Chefs Kaci as she promotes her pop-up series Wolf and Woman.  Her first dinner sold out so get in now!  (click)

addo:Incubator - Eastern Promise 5/3 and 5/17

A night of Russian food and other great Eastern European goods brought to you by Ingrid Lyublinsky, Chef Ana Kasparova, and Chef Michalina Pawluskiewicz. Bringing together the recipes of our families with the music and drinks we all grew up enjoying. (click)

Smorrebrod - 4/22, 5/13, 6/10, and 7/22

Our first smorrebrod night was really nice so I added a few more dates. I feel like this is something that should stick, especially in Ballard.  Lots of open faced sandwiches celebrating Nordic food.  Can't go wrong so book it (click)

Richard 4/18 and 5/16

The Richard will be happening once per month at the Ballard location. YES!!!!!! Book now March, April, and May.  Once DiVe is going, no more singular Richard nights, so book this now! (click)

Movie Night - These will be happening once per month

Grandma's Boy on 4/19. 

This is one of my favorite movies so join us for 3-4 courses of food with wine and beer sold separately.  Tickets are $35.  (click)

May - Super Troopers (Booking Now)
June - Space Balls


Meesha is back and is doing three events on 4/20, and 5/18.  Book now as these sell out quickly!  (click)

addo:Incubator - Chào:Ciao 5/20 with more dates on the way

addo:Incubator presents Chef Thai and Chef Quang cooking a Vietnamese-Italian themed multi-course tasting dinner using some original and creative takes on traditional Vietnamese dishes with an Italian style twist. (click)

Coming Soon:

Cooking Classes: Outdoor Grilling, Sous Vide, What else? 

Queen Anne? Hmm.....

Thanks for reading!


Eric Rivera