Cafe Society

Sneak peek: Matador opens tomorrow in Highland

Back in July, when we announced that Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar, a Seattle-based Tex-Mex restaurant, had signed a lease on the now-shuttered Heidi's Deli space in Highland, outspoken opponents weren't particularly shy about voicing their dismay: "I think most of us in the Highlands could really care less. We would rather spend our money locally not at a chain with crappy service and food because they're not invested in their business or community," wrote one cranky commenter. Be that as it may, Zak Melang, who co-owns Matador with partner Nate Opper, was all smiles last night during a packed-to-the-rafters preview party, and to the antagonists who are kvetching, Melang says this: "There hasn't been a day that's gone by that five or six people haven't stopped in front of the door to get their picture taken. The interest is there."

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Lori Midson
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