Tom Budinik’s 190 Sunset opens at Salish Crossing | A&E brief

Sep 09, 2016
Courtesy of: James Spangler The staff of 190 Sunset includes, from left, Austin Ishida, operations director; Tom Budinick, managing partner; Clive Gomez, executive chef; and Jennifer Brisson, catering director.

Edmonds’ newest restaurant, 190 Sunset, opens Sept. 8. It is located in Salish Crossing next to Cascadia Art Museum.

(See earlier story in the Edmonds Beacon.)

Restaurateur Tom Budinick said the restaurant has a focus on “Northwest fresh.

The menu will emphasize seasonal local cuisine, featuring items ranging from sushi and burgers to salmon and steaks.

There is a full-service bar.

Clive Gomez, executive chef, was formerly executive chef at Toulouse Petit restaurant in Queen Anne.

Austin Ishida is operations director.

The restaurant seats 220 and includes an exhibition-style kitchen, a large patio with fire pits and a private dining room that accommodates up to 70 for meetings and special events.

Hours are 4-11 p.m. daily, with happy hour 4-6 p.m Monday through Friday. Weekend brunch and weekday lunch service will be added later this year.

Budinick has more than 20 years of dining experience, beginning his career with Ward Enterprises, with Seattle’s 13 Coins and El Gaucho.

Later, he joined Restaurants Unlimited, which operates a chain of restaurants, including Palomino, Palisades and Cutters Crab House. He managed kitchens at several of the chain’s restaurants, and in the 1990s helped open Triples on Lake Union.

Budinick founded Midwest Pretzel, where he owned and operated a chain of Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel franchises throughout the Midwest.

Later, he created Caliente Concepts and launched several successful restaurant concepts in the Midwest, before returning to the Pacific Northwest.

 

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