Teriyaki coming to Fillmore

OPENING SOON in the former home of Johnny Rockets at the corner of Fillmore and Pine: Glaze, which is promising to bring Seattle-style teriyaki via New York to the edge of Japantown.

It’s the brainchild of Paul Krug and Ian McCormick, childhood friends in Seattle who loved their city’s signature brand of teriyaki introduced by Japanese immigrants and modified by a later wave of arrivals from Korea. They’ve already opened two outposts in New York, and the Fillmore shop establishes a beachhead on the west coast.

“I think we’re a great fit for Fillmore,” says McCormick. “The fabric of the city is so strong here.”

The average price is under $10, and everything on the menu will be locally sourced and made daily from scratch — much like their friends at Roam Burgers across the street.

The space will be outfitted with an open kitchen and lots of recycled wood, and they’re reclaiming the original century-old wooden floors. There will also be an outdoor patio out back with communal tables and heat lamps. “It’s a fun space,” says McCormick. “It’s unique for the street and perfect for the city.”