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Porkchop & Co. Headed to Ballard

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Porkchop & Co. is moving into the former Belle Clementine space on Leary Ave. in Ballard. The concept is simple and familiar: good food made from scratch using seasonal ingredients sourced from farmers markets.

L.A. transplant Paul Osher is behind the concept. Before making the move to Seattle, he operated a market stand and catering business in Santa Monica named Bean & Thyme. "I looked for a place around there for a while, but never found the right fit," Osher tells Eater. "Then this opportunity came up kind of randomly and it felt just right."

While the menu is still in its early stages, Porkchop & Co. will start out serving breakfast like slow-poached eggs with greens and grits and lunch including cauliflower and pastrami sandwiches. Osher is planning pop-up dinners before launching dinner service.

Osher is on the hunt for the right kitchen crew and working on the restaurant's website and logo this week. He says he's doing little to the interior of the space and is "cautiously optimistic" he can open shop in early April.
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