The two-day, all ages and free The Ballard SeafoodFest began in 1974 as a community celebration of Ballard’s historic connection to the fishing industry and the neighborhood’s Nordic roots. Today, this festival attracts over 65,000 people who come to enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skate event, and yes – more seafood! The event is Saturday, July 9: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, July 10: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Bramling Cross is the newest edition to Ethan Stowell’s restaurant empire, clocking in at number twelve.

This American gastropub opened in October and is located in the heart of Ballard. Bramling Cross offers over 50 bottled beers and ciders and 8 draught selections that are always local, some from down the street. We came for brunch on a chilly Saturday morning, about 15 minutes after they opened. No reservations were needed at 10:15 am, but by 11:30 am, it had started to fill up.

A collaboration with five American craft breweries.

We are thrilled to introduce a new Seattleite column that is dedicated to providing information about the latest and greatest craft brews, beer & spirits tasting events, interviews and q&a with brewmasters, and all the adult beverage-related Seattle news we can get our hands on. “Brew Barons” will be co-authored by Kelsey Uy and Jered Perez.

Chef Matt Broussard hosts a Tex-Mex pop-up.

Chef Matt Broussard is hosting his popular Padre Island pop-up on June 30th at the Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market. He currently works as a cook at Tom Douglas’ Palace Kitchen. Matt grew up in southern Texas and his cuisine is a modern interpretation of Tex-Mex. He will prepare the food in an open kitchen and diners will feast at a communal table for this exclusive event. 

Nothing says Thursday night like enjoying some fine spirits with friends in preparation for T.G.I.F. This Thursday, December 5, represents a very special This Day in History, since the date 80 years ago marks the official end of Prohibition in 1933. Grab your bowler-hat wearing pals and catch some holiday-planning reprieve at a few Seattle spots channeling the speakeasy vibe this year.