Restaurant News & Reviews

Restaurant Update: More openings happening throughout Whatcom County

Earlier this month Usanee and Scott Klimo opened a new restaurant called Maikham at 1311 N. State St., in the former Dashi Noodle Bar space.

Usanee was born in Thailand near the Laos border and as a child became immersed in the cooking traditions of Thailand’s Isaan region, traditions that she’s incorporated into the new restaurant. She operated a catering business in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Bellingham two years ago.

The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. For details, call 360-366-8193.

Here’s what else is happening in terms of restaurants in Whatcom County:

•  A state liquor license application was submitted for a restaurant called


, which is planning to go into Bakerview Square at

410 W. Bakerview Road

, in the former Krumbz Deli space. The applicants are Samantha MacConnell and Robert McAllister.

•  A liquor license application was submitted for a snack bar called

Tadeos Ferndale


1811 Main St.

in Ferndale. The applicants are Maria and Horacio Avila.

•  New applicants have filed for a liquor license at the

Three Flavors Kitchen


507 Nooksack Ave.

in Nooksack. The new applicants are Nicholas Apreza-Pareja and Eloisa Ortega.


Fairhaven Pizza and Prawns

is hosting its third annual Alaska Day from 2 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18-19 at

1307 11th St.

Owner Tom Trailbush is an Alaska native and travels back each year to fish for Alaska spot prawns. Alaska Day is the state holiday that marks the anniversary of the official transfer of the territory from Russia to the U.S. in 1867. The celebration will include food, drinks and prizes.


Buffalo Wild Wings: Scheduled to open Monday, Oct. 27, at Bellis Fair.

Chipotle: Scheduled to open Friday, Oct. 31, at Bellis Fair.

Restaurant Update runs monthly in Take Five. Have an update on a Whatcom County restaurant? Send questions or tips to or call 360-715-2269.