addo update: Capitol Hill and Ballard 5/4/18


I get a lot of people asking about what's going on in Ballard and can't find the site so I'm just going to pin it to the top here.
Ballard Ticketing Site - Click
Capitol Hill Ticketing Site - Click


 DiVe, will be expanding operations there this month with more nights.  Right now we are doing Thursday through Saturday and will be moving to Wednesday through Sunday and we'll be accepting walk-ins soon.  You'll see some new faces there as well holding the fort down along with myself, Chef Charlotte (she is with us full-time now) and Chef Ana (working towards full-time!).  The food is evolving there and you're starting to see some new menu items pop-up as well as some new wines and beers.  We have a sandwich board coming soon and some red lights on the way to dial in the space a little more.  We want to keep it chill in there and maintain our same all food under $13 with wines and beers at the ready.  DiVe in with us (click)


We are in the process of getting ready to roll with Caviar delivery service for Lechoncito.  They came and did fancy photos of the food and we are figuring out odds and ends which is great.  I'm shooting for May to get this rolling. 

Lechonera nights.   We'll be doing whole pig pop-ups around the city.  I have two spots in the works with more as they come.  We will also be able to do this as a cater out event during the summer so contact us to reserve you pig, sides, and Lechoncito crew for your party.  Shoot me a message if you're interested. 


I'm in the process of hiring more people.  We get a lot of inquiries and I've been in a spot where we have had to slow those ideas down but we're now in a spot where we can expand operations as a whole.  We're looking for the following and have a lot of people interested but if you know of anyone that should jump ahead in the line let me know: 

- Part-Time Administration Work


I cleaned up some things on the website so it's has that newer car smell.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  (click)

Capitol Hill NEW! 

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up and we're doing a special Mother's Day menu for brunch that day.  It's a throw back to a pop-up style brunch I did called Afternoon Delight.  This will be a 5 course brunch with tea poured throughout the meal.  The tea is priced into the ticket price and there will be an alcohol pairing as an option. $45 per person plus tax and service charge.   It's live so buy it! (click)  It's almost sold out so do this soon! 

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 per person 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 per person with beverages being sold separately at the event. (click)

Ballard New! 

Lechoncito to-go! 

This is a new Lechoncito experience where you can pick up a to-go box full of pork, rice, beans, stewed yucca, and mojo for $20! We will be expanding these with more dates.  You can buy drinks and there are a few supplements there to supplement your orders! This is Ballard only for now.  (click)



Join us for rad food and a mystery movie where the food will be paired with the movie for $30! Drinks are optional and are sold at the event.  (click)

Cooking Classes with chef Charlotte Glaves! 

Pie Class, May 15 (click)
Comfort Food Basics, May 22 (click)
Whole Chicken Prep, May 29 (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. Price is $165 per person and that includes service charge.  Does not include tax or optional beverage pairing. 

Book your SILVA experience now! (click)

Toast v. Toast (brunch) for $35 per person with an optional beverage pairing. 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)  ENDING IN MAY!!!!

Lechoncito - 

Now booking through June and still $35 per person on Wednesday's and Sunday's. 

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

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)

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)

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?

Al Fresco

Find your FOCUS here

addo:Ballard at Royal Drummer Cafe events now selling:

DiVe - Thursday through Saturday

DiVe is our dive bar concept in Ballard featuring beer, wine, and food for under $13!  Running from Thursday through Saturday you can 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, 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 - 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 - 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 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)


Meesha is back on 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)

Recent Press

Seattle Magazine and Chelsea Lin have nominated us for best pop-up in Seattle!  That's pretty amazing and you can vote by going to this link (click!)  Would be super cool to win so vote for us! The feature in their magazine just came out for addo written by Chelsea Lin.  I can't thank her or Seattle Magazine enough for this. (click)

Eater Seattle does a round-up of pop-ups in Seattle and I've been named the king of pop-ups. (click)  We are also on the Brunch Heat Map at #6!  Thanks to Megan Hill and Adam Callaghan for the nod! (click)

Seattle Met and Rosin Saez wrote an article about pop-ups in Seattle and we are featured!  Click!  I have print souvenirs if you need one.....

The Stranger has mentioned us and our pop-ups as features for the last three months! That's amazing and you should definitely check our mentions on their site and in print when they come out! 

addo Ballard Stranger Section (click)
addo Capitol Hill Stranger Section (click)

We have been mentioned in the Seattle Times Eats and Drinks newsletter twice now. Do you subscribe?  You should by clicking here!   

Thanks for reading!


Eric Rivera