122 Ludlow Street

‘Ramen Ishida’ Takes over from Zing’s Awesome Rice on Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

Ramen is to rice as Ishida is to Zing’s – the replacement venture at 122 Ludlow Street. The departure of Zing’s Awesome Rice earlier this year left the briefest of vacancies. Not long after the business failed, ramen chef Yohei Ishida – a two-year veteran of Ippudo East Village – signed on to impart his […]

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‘375 Degrees’ Opening its Hell Square French Fries Joint Tomorrow

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

Starting tomorrow, 124 Ludlow Street is hereafter the self-proclaimed “land of the frite, home of the crave.” In other words, Hell Square’s newest late night snack shop. (Hell Fries?) Already a year in the making, 375 Degrees (stylized 375°) is a new French fries dispensary at 124 Ludlow Street. (It occupies half the old Via […]

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‘Zing’s Awesome Rice’ Closes Hell Square Snack Spot

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

Zing’s Awesome Rice hasn’t been open of late. Looks like its fifteen-month reign in Hell Square just concluded. Indeed, all signs point to a permanent shutter – consecutive days of darkness, Yelp saying it’s closed, website disconnected, and no updates to social media. Most telling, however, is the disconnected phone line. Proprietor Zing Bai opened […]

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‘375 Degrees’ Readies Ludlow Street for French Fries with Neon Signage

Posted November 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s getting cold, but not at 122-124 Ludlow Street, where the temperature is rising. Eight months ago, we first brought word of another single-item, fast-casual eatery at 122-124 Ludlow Street. That of specialty fries shop 375 Degrees (stylized 375°), a simple snack joint where French fries are the main order of business. Its debut was […]

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‘375 Degrees’ is a New French Fries Specialty Shop Opening on Ludlow Street this Spring

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Down on Ludlow Street, rice is now joined by fries. In the four months since Zing’s Awesome Rice debuted, the other half of the commercial space at 122-124 Ludlow Street remained visibly vacant. The side-by-side stores together previously comprised Seattle-based pizzeria Via Tribunali, which faded in a flame of controversy a year-and-a-half ago. Now this […]

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Zing’s Awesome Rice Shop Opens this Weekend on Ludlow Street

Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

Where pizza was, rice will soon follow. Proprietor Zing Bai is just about done installing her new eponymous rice shop at 122 Ludlow Street. The inside was gutted and remodeled, and exterior signage affixed to the brickwork. We are told that the establishment soft opens this weekend. Zing’s Awesome Rice Shop, successor to the failed […]

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Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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Former Via Tribunali Space Now Renting for $12K and Key Money

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

Barely two months in the grave, the old Via Tribunali space in Hell Square is already be shopped around for new occupants. Several real estate listings have trickled through the faucet of Craigslist. From the look of it, the 800 square-foot ground-level space at 122 Ludlow is going for a pretty penny. We came across […]

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Little Seattle Blues: Via Tribunali is Finished with Ludlow Street

Posted November 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

A tipster brought word last week that Via Tribunali had been strangely closed during peak dinner hours. Chairs on tables, blue neon unplugged; a ghost town. “I was there about a week and a half ago and it was VERY open,” the person wrote to us. Well, it’s now confirmed; they served their last Neopolitan […]

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Trouble in Paradise: Via Tribunali’s High Staff Turnover Could Cost Them Big

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Pizza is, to me, one of the most perfect foods. My heart swelled with joy and Italian pride when neighborhood il forno Via Tribunali hit the scene, but now the tides have changed. In a few short years, staff in this establishment has turned over so many times that it was nearly impossible to become […]

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