Oh boy, Ballard: Bramling Cross, Ethan Stowell's most beer-centric restaurant yet, debuts today in the former Portalis space (5205 Ballard Avenue NW). Again, the new 1,800-square-foot, 50-seat gastropub is named for a variety of hops, and we have a little more intel than when we last spoke. There will be eight taps total: seven beers from Ballard and Fremont, and one cider. There will be also be about 50 beers from all over available by the bottle (both large and individual bottles), as well as 50 wines by the bottle. Finally, there will be 12 wines available by the glass, 11 ciders available by the glass, and 11 house cocktails (including 4 beer cocktails).
Michael Gifford from Stowell's How to Cook a Wolf will head up the kitchen, preparing shared plates of fried oysters, hot wings, foie gras, housemade sausages, and beyond. There will also, naturally, be beer pairings aplenty available. Check out the full dinner menu here:
Bramling Cross is Stowell's third restaurant opening of the year, after Goldfinch Tavern and Frelard Pizza Company in June. Doors open at 5 p.m. tonight, and regular hours for the new gastropub will be 5 to 11 p.m. nightly. Weekend brunch is also on the way eventually. Check out more details on the Ethan Stowell Restaurants blog.