Chef Aaron Verzosa and partner Amber Manuguid have opened Archipelago, serving progressive Filipino American cuisine drawing on Verzosa’s experience working in culinary research at the Modernist Cuisine lab in Bellevue.
Occupying a former gas station at the corner of Rainier and Findlay, Big Chickie has become a key neighborhood hangout for Hillman City families. With a casual, partially-enclosed dining area carved out of the parking lot, and generous plates of brasa-cooked (charcoal rotisserie) chicken, potatoes and uncommonly good side salads, Big Chickie is a reliable lunch and dinner option for neighbors and working people passing through.
Hours: Mon 4:30pm-8:30pm, Tues-Thur 11am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
5520 Rainier Ave S.