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Ballard's Morsel 'Fills a Void' for Red Cow Chef

Chef Thom Koschwanez digs the biscuit joint.

Thom Koschwanez
Thom Koschwanez

Seattle is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems some Seattleites just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential.

Red Cow Chef Thom Koschwanez got his start in the restaurant business at 15, when he started working at a Chicago pizza joint. He's traveled the world, living in West Africa and Barcelona and honed his professional cooking skills through L'Academie de Cuisine. Here's what he had to say about his favorite under-the-radar restaurant:

Seeing as I work evening restaurant hours and my wife works more of a 9-to-5 job, our dates often wind up being in the morning—and we particularly love going to Morsel. Morsel is a new biscuit shop on 15th Ave NW—I’ve always said Ballard needed a breakfast sandwich place and Morsel has really filled that void! They’re friendly and genuine, and the Spanish Fly biscuit sandwich, made with spicy Mama Lil’s aioli, arugula, prosciutto, manchego, and an egg is consistently killer. A great way to start the day – and if my wife is there, that is the icing on the cake!

Morsel and Bean

5905 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 457-5735 Visit Website

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