addo, SILVA, Lechoncito, DiVe, addo:incubator updates 7/13/18

OH HEY, IT'S THAT NEWSLETTER TIME AGAIN, ALL CAPS!!! Sorry, wasn't sure why that caps lock was on. 

Fun fact - a month ago we had two full-time employees, now we twenty! 

addo:incubator:ballard news - 

Dinner service starts tomorrow! Here's a look at the dinner menu 

Puerto Rican Food! $22 (GF)

Pork, rice, beans, yucca, mango salad


Flavors of Japan $24 (GF)

Kasu cod, ikura and rice, pickled vegetables, miso soup


Plate Dinner from Hawai'i $25  (GF)

LauLau (pork and fish), Mac Salad, Tuna Poke, Rice, Spam Musubi


TV Dinner $21

Hanger Steak smothered in onions and gravy, Mac & Cheese, Creamed Corn, Green Salad.


Vegan $18

Tomato gazpacho, savory watermelon, sweet and sour tempeh, grain salad


Flan, slice $5

Apple Pie, slice $5

Cherry Pie, slice $5

Sundae, $9

Snow Cones, $4

We take dinner reservations and you can also walk in! The hours are from 6pm-9pm then DiVe happy hour starts at 9-10pm.   For now, this is going from Thursday through Saturday and we will be expanding the days soon! Make a reservation here (click)

Brunch is going full-speed this weekend on Saturday's and Sunday's and goes from 8am-4pm.  Reservations can be made or you can walk in! Here is a menu! 


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Toasts & Sandwiches

Croissant Egg Sandwich: Cheese Sauce•Fried Egg $9

Fried Chicken Sandwich: Crispy Chicken•Pickles•Chili Maple•Slaw $12

Tingly Toast: Szechuan Pepper•Whipped Cream Cheese•Green Onion•Sourdough $8

Guacamole Toast: Avocado Mousse•Roasted Tomato Salsa•Smoked Egg•Sourdough $9

Nutella Banana Toast: Banana•Nutella•Multigrain $9

Cucumber Toast: Whipped Butter•Fennel Pollen•Cucumber•Rye $8

Sunflower Toast: Sunflower Seed Butter•Mint•Honey•Multigrain $8

Grilled Cheese & Gazpacho: Brioche•Cheese Sauce• Heirloom Tomato•Cucumber $12


*The Basic Breakfast: 2 Eggs•Bacon or Sausage•Toast•Potatoes $9

Carnival Pancake: Soufflè Cake•Powder Sugar•Sprinkles $11

+Blueberries $2

Churro French Toast: Cinnamon Sugar•Whipped Cream•Egg Batter$11

*Egg Benedict Florentine in a Hole: Spinach•Tomato•Brioche•Hollandaise $10

French Omelet: Seasonal Ingredients $9 (GF)

Loco Moco: Rice•Beef Patty•Brown Gravy•Over Easy Egg $9

Summer Vegetable Hash: Zucchini•Corn •Avocado•Potatoes•Herb Vinaigrette•Poached Egg $9 (GF)

Breakfast Tacos: Corn Tortillas•Braised Pork•Scrambled Eggs•White Onion•Cilantro $8 (GF)

The Richard: ¼ Pound Patty•Secret Sauce•Cheese•Iceberg Lettuce•Sesame & Fennel Brioche Bun $9

+Extra Patty $5

Multigrain Porridge: Honey•Oat Milk•Toasted Coconut •Blueberries $9 (GF/Vegan)



Chia & Crunch Berries: Coconut Chia Pudding•Crunch Berries•Blueberries $7(Vegan)

Yogurt & House Preserves: Greek Yogurt•Seasonal Preserves $5 (GF)

+House Granola $3 (GF/Vegan)

Fruitè: Seasonal Fruits•Shaved Ice $10 (GF/Vegan)

Summer Vegetable Salad: Zucchini•Corn•Herb Vinaigrette•Avocado•Radish•Basil $9 (GF/Vegan)

Ala Carte

Fingerling Potatoes $4 (GF)

Bacon/Sausage $5 (GF)

Green Salad $6 (GF/Vegan)

Columbia City Bakery Toast $3 (GF available)

*Egg $3 (Any way you like!) (GF)

Avocado or Tomato $3 (GF/Vegan)


Bottomless Mimosas: $20

40 Ounce Rosè: GL $12 BTL $37

Sangria: $8

Spritzer: Basil or Lingonberry Dill $5

White Wine Spritzer: Azimut Cava•Basil or Lingonberry Dill $13

Michelada: Tecate or Modelo•House Mix $8

Seasonal Draft Beers: See Server for Selection


Draddo is being put on by Anne Livingston, a local artist and we will be hosting artists during that time to draw on Tuesday's from 1-3pm.  Join us, it's free to draw and hang out with other artists! 

DiVe Activities and themed happy hours!  

- Video game nights featuring head to head XboxOne and Nintendo Switch consoles
- Bingo Nights
- Taco weeks
- Hot dog weeks.  Here are more details, check the Ballard site for more reservation and ticket details.  We split them as free reservations and $5 deposits depending on the event. 

Night time activities - 

- XBOX One: Forza 7 Head to Head Tournament     8/22
- Bingo Night 8/29
- Nintendo Switch:  Mario Kart 8 Head to Head Tournament  9/12
- Nintendo Switch:  Mario Tennis Aces, Head to Head Tournament  9/19
- XBOX One:  Madden 2019, Head to Head Tournament  9/26

Day time activities - 

- 40 ounces to Freedom.  40 ounce wines and beers served with beer and food. 7/23-7/27
- Hot Dog and Beers! 7/30-8/3
- Taco Tiempo 8/6-8/10

Lots more to come in DiVe land.  Check out the ballard booking site to see all the things above and reserve now!

Peruvian Food

Peruvian food by Chef Marco Baldoceda: Every Friday and Saturday night:

Tickets for Friday and Saturday night are live, buy now as tickets go quick (click)

More dates added for fermentation cooking classes with chef Ana (click)

AbbaShack is Back!!!!!! Click for tickets here! 

Cooking Classes: 

I have added new cooking classes that I will be teaching so check them out:

Stocks and Sauces 9/5 (click)
Knife Skills 9/12 (click)
Fish Butchery 9/19 (click)

In the works, launching soon: 

Jamaican food
Chinese pastries
Salsa, merengue, reggaeton dance nights
Beer events
Wine events
Roaster events with Royal Drummer
Brunch tasting menus with Eric
Delivery for our entire menu - breakfast, lunch, and dinner 

addo:capitol hill

I just added a bunch of new events!!!!!

You Can't Eat Mt. Rainier 8/2 (click)
Richard Burger 7/11 (click)
Taco Night 7/20 (click)
Skewered 7/26 (click)
Pick a card, any card 8/3 (click)  This is the craziest shit we've done so far. 
Winner Winner, Dungeness Crab Dinner 8/10 (click) 
Lechoncito: Mom is Back!!!!! 7/25 (click)

Have you booked Spanish brunch yet (click)?   A lechoncito Puerto Rican dinner yet (click)?  Hawai'i brunch (click)?   

Silva will be ending soon.... You should book it before it goes on the road. 

PHINNEY!:  (All Phinney events will not be on Tock and will sold directly through my website, same for West Seattle)

Working on some cocktail tasting menus with two of the best bartenders in Seattle that will be heading up our beverage team. Interested? Let me know! 

addo: west seattle

SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY!!!! Pork sandwich and pork bowls!!! Back at it!!

addo: queen anne

What's the concept?  A bar, a real one with liquor and everything with fun bar snacks.  Cocktail tasting menus that will highlight a specific technique, liquor, and lots more in the works. 

When? Soon, most likely August. 


Silva will be ending at the end of August in its current form then will move to being at remote locations around the state so book it will you can every Friday and Saturday night in our Capitol Hill space. 

Here is where we are going: 

I'm taking the Silva menu on the road to different areas in Washington.  The menu will depend on the location.   These will be in larger homes that you can choose to stay at for the nights of the dinner.  Yes, I said nights.  

Here's how it works -

Friday arrival:  small bites, drinks, welcoming time
Saturday morning: brunch
Saturday afternoon: light snacks
Saturday evening: nice long tasting menu
Saturday night cap:  snacks and drinks
Sunday morning:  breakfast and go home! 

These will be priced as an all-inclusive thing.  

If you want to travel to one of these places to just have the Saturday night dinner, then that's cool too, there is a separate price for just the Saturday night dinner. 

The trip itself is designed to have a chill feel so sit back, relax, and let us take care of you.  Each place we will stay at will have 4 rooms that will be included in this price. I'm working on prices soon for this.  

Here are the locations and some dates:

- Long Beach (October 12-14, 2018)  
- Bellingham (September 28-30, 2018)
- Olympia (February 2019)
- Spokane (March 2019)
- Walla Walla (March 2019
- Orcas Island (TBD)

All pricing will be announced soon with addo:rewards members getting first crack at tickets.  These will be sold directly on my site on when they launch.  Cool!


This upcoming 20 couse tasting menu will be happening from September through November.  There will only be 8 seats per seating and there will be two seatings per night. This will happen on Saturday nights.  Pricing looks like this - 

20 course tasting menu.  
$185 + 20% service charge + tax per person.
$85 beverage pairing
$45 non-alcohol beverage pairing

What's the food going to be like? 

You'll get a questionnaire and we'll go from there. 

What's the experience going to be like?

Will change every week depending on the space

This sounds crazy....

Insanis means crazy in Latin.  

Lechoncito News: 

Our sit down dinners have evolved a lot and we have new supplements on the menu.  If you want to keep tabs on those dishes check out or instagram for Lechoncito (click).

Book your sit down dinner in Capitol Hill, the weather is nice and we are hanging out on the patio! (click)

I'm working on a corporate lunch time so you can Lechoncito at work.  There will be pricing for groups of 1-20, 20-50, 100-200, and 200+.  Additionally, our addo:incubator space in Ballard will have its own corporate lunch menu.   Look for all that soon! 

Mid week fun times! That was a long newsletter.... Lots of rad things! 


Eric Rivera