Flame merges with Elliott Bay Pizza Co., new business starts renovations of old Flame spot

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by master


If you’ve walked by Flame on Queen Anne Avenue N recently, you may have noticed the paper covering the windows and the sign on the door directing patrons to Elliott Bay Pizza Co. two doors down.

That’s because the two restaurants have merged, according to an Elliott Bay Pizza Co. employee who spoke to us over the phone this morning.

While the sign on the door at Flame says it is only closed for renovations, adding “Y’all kin get yer got juicy delicious flame broiled burgers next door at Elliott Bay Pizza,” in fact the restaurant changed ownership this week, the Elliott Bay Pizza Co. employee confirmed.

The man who owned both Elliott Bay and Flame decided to consolidate the two restaurants – and their vastly different menus – and sell the Flame location. The renovations inside are on the part of the new owner, he said, adding that he does not know what the new owner plans to do with the restaurant.

A call to the new owner has not yet been returned. In the meantime, most of the original Flame menu (burgers, fries and onion rings, chicken tenders, BBQ sandwiches, and salads) can be found at Elliott Bay Pizza Co. alongside its existing pizzas, pastas, salads, calzones and subs. The only items not available in the new merger are Flame’s tacos and shakes.

And as for the fate of Flame’s old homestead, we’ll keep you posted as we learn more about what will be moving in.


0 responses to “Flame merges with Elliott Bay Pizza Co., new business starts renovations of old Flame spot”

  1. Laura says:

    We stopped by the new location the other night and were quite saddened to learn no more shakes. This was the only place on top of the hill for a nice chocolate shake at the end of a hard day. I think they should bring it back! I also don’t love how cramped the space is – already missing the larger Flame space. Too bad.

  2. Laura says:

    We stopped by the new location the other night and were quite saddened to learn no more shakes. This was the only place on top of the hill for a nice chocolate shake at the end of a hard day. I think they should bring it back! I also don’t love how cramped the space is – already missing the larger Flame space. Too bad.

  3. Chris says:

    Initially I was disappointed, but if this means burger delivery …. I’m in!

  4. Chris says:

    Initially I was disappointed, but if this means burger delivery …. I’m in!

  5. nonplussed says:

    That has got to be the ugliest sign I’ve seen in ages. Not to Flame’s owners: It’s not 1978.

  6. nonplussed says:

    That has got to be the ugliest sign I’ve seen in ages. Not to Flame’s owners: It’s not 1978.

  7. ric says:

    It’s like it’s against the law for the top of Queen Anne to do anything right. From closing Peets, to the Flow debacle, to the old Blockbuster becoming a bank and now you’ve got a pizza place selling BBQ. Why can’t someone simply open a Vios or a decent Pho, or a Paseo, or a McMenimins or… ANYTHING other than the crap that’s up there.

  8. ric says:

    It’s like it’s against the law for the top of Queen Anne to do anything right. From closing Peets, to the Flow debacle, to the old Blockbuster becoming a bank and now you’ve got a pizza place selling BBQ. Why can’t someone simply open a Vios or a decent Pho, or a Paseo, or a McMenimins or… ANYTHING other than the crap that’s up there.

  9. phil says:

    @4

    Why? Lack of lunch time crowds I would say. Very few office workers on top of the hill, unlike LQA. Add in the high rents up there and the numbers just don’t work.

  10. phil says:

    @4

    Why? Lack of lunch time crowds I would say. Very few office workers on top of the hill, unlike LQA. Add in the high rents up there and the numbers just don’t work.

  11. ric says:

    But aside from Swedish, there aren’t many office workers in Ballard and Market street thrives. And Vios on CH is in the middle of a desolate stretch of houses yet its packed everyday.

  12. ric says:

    But aside from Swedish, there aren’t many office workers in Ballard and Market street thrives. And Vios on CH is in the middle of a desolate stretch of houses yet its packed everyday.

  13. jnjaa says:

    I hope Flame and Elliott Bay have a taste-off and decide correctly to drop everything Flame ever made off the menu.

  14. jnjaa says:

    I hope Flame and Elliott Bay have a taste-off and decide correctly to drop everything Flame ever made off the menu.

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