Dottie’s Double Wide, opening doors soon in White Center
Imagine your favorite taco truck merged with your regular dive bar. Add some classic cocktails, a few velvet paintings and a kicking record collection.
That’s basically what to expect when Dottie’s Double Wide opens on Cinco de Mayo--and what better way to celebrate than over some high-end tequila and a plate of signature tacos?
Nate Rezac has joined forces again with his carpenter and restaurant-design aficionado B.J. Kaiser. The duo worked together to bring Drunky Two Shoes BBQ to Frelard and White Center.
Now, they’re transforming the former Zanzibar space, 9609 1/2 16th Ave SW, into what promises to be a popular Rat City hangout.
“It’s going to be a dark, little hang out,” Kaiser said.
He and Rezac have been working on the project since December. “The spot popped up and we chomped at the bit to take it,” he said. “We gutted the whole place and started from scratch.”
The show-stopper design element is an old travel trailer, which was sawed in half and now serves as the entrance to the building.
Open the door to the trailer, and you walk into another world. It’s retro colors, a killer sound system prepped for DJs and record parties and the same funky designs that make Drunky’s an easy place to kill time.
A weekend brunch will feature breakfast tacos, served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until closing time. During the week, the bar will open for happy hour (two-for-one margarita time), pull tabs, dinner and drinks until midnight.
Rezac said the team is focused on finishing touches right now, before a soft opening on Wednesday, May 2.
He is especially proud of the menu, which will be comprised of Tex-Mex tacos and Sonoran hot dogs, a style of Frankfurt wrapped in bacon and dressed up with toppings.
For example, the “elote dog” will be topped with roasted corn, cotija cheese, mayo, cilantro and chili powder, and “the papa” is a bacon-wrapped dog topped with French fries, grilled onion and melted cheddar jack cheese.
Tacos come in a range of flavors as well. There’s the “Fleetwood,” featuring blackened salmon, black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese and cilantro, drizzled with avocado salsa.
“The Dutchmen” is made of smoke beef brisket with grilled onions, jalapenos, cilantro, cheddar jack cheese, avocado and fresh salsa.
“We’ll have a large variety of tacos, from your traditional pork carnitas to fried chicken tacos,” Rezac said. “And we’ll be using lots of fresh avocados.”
Barbecue smokers from down the street at Drunky’s will be used to add flavor to the meats.
The menu also includes vegetarian options, nachos, fresh guacamole and queso.
Rezac enjoys making his customers feel like they are transported somewhere fun, somewhere away from the workaday world. He’s almost ready to invite the neighborhood into Dottie’s Doublewide, hoping it will turn into White Center’s next big thing.
For more information, visit www.dottiesdoublewide.com.
Cultural appropriation much? There are 3 ORIGINAL and AUTHENTIC Mexican restaurants in rat city, but us white people know how to make mexican...oh! Let's put hotdogs in It!
It's just white people being afraid to go to the authentic trucks. Stick to crappy "western" steaks.
I was so excited to go here- and have been really looking forward to it since the first article I read about the trailer façade. So cool! Until I saw the porn on the walls. I am so sick of objectification of women. Really. It gets old, guys. It's not kitsch, it's not respectful, it's degrading. Put all the tits you like in the men's room, but I'm out.
Super excited to visit the double wide when shes open. I love coming to these restaurants to see all the great art and memorabilia on the wall. They definitely have a great atmosphere at their restaurants and know how to have a good time. Cover your eyes prudes, you might see some art that will offend you. ;)
This isn't "Authentic Mexican" and it doesn't even look like it's trying to pass itself off as such. The amount of cheese on the menu and the presence of queso dip suggests that I might find some passable TEX-MEX though. Some days I want authentic Mexican, and sometimes I just really miss Tex-Mex. There's plenty of room in White Center for everyone and what makes their taste buds happy.
Went there for the soft opening, I love it. People that are offended, good we don't want you there.. I think they are not appropriating a culture but rather combining cultures in White Center that is what we in White Center stand for. Stay in the junction, we don't want you ruining White Center.
@Cultural Appropriation: So should white people only make German, French, English food? What about all the Mexican people working in restaurants that serve these cuisines? Should they all quit? Food is meant to be enjoyed by everyone. It's one thing if they had sombreros and donkeys on the wall, but just because they make Mexican-inspired food, it isn't appropriating.
Another great restaurant from these guys. The build out is beautiful. White Center has a nice little hub of some great restaurants and this is at the top of the list. For all thise people that truly do not have a life and live in a PC culture that is so out of control, stay away from here, better yet, leave Seattle. Smile, have fun, it really is that simple.
Originated in Mexico you social justice warriors.
How stupid some people have become. All the people in White Center are cool. Whites, Blacks, Mexicans - been hanging tight together FOR YEARS. Stay tf out of White Center if you can't stand to see different cultures getting along, treating each other the same REGARDLESS of race.