Find some finger lickin’ BBQ in Ballard.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen, where everything is made in house, from scratch, and with quality ingredients (except their bread made by Tall Grass Bakery). Their menu features house-smoked meats, wood-fired steaks, and hearty Southern fare. With an impressive whiskey collection, plenty of wine and beer, and small batch sippers, they have libations to complement every meal.

It’s all about spice and the small things at Ballard’s Middle Eastern eatery.

Golden Beetle’s reputation undoubtedly precedes itself due to the Ballard restaurant’s James Beard award winning chef, the organically enthused Maria Hines.  One might think an ego would turn things toward gaudy, but her vision for the maroon hued, perky eatery is that of simplicity and spice both in food and drink.