Maria Hines' Ballard Mediterranean restaurant Golden Beetle will cease to exist in its current format as of October 22. In its place, Hines will open a "new American gastropub" called Young American Ale House on October 28. The space will undergo a renovation in the interim.
Diners can try a sample menu of Young American from October 2 through 15 in addition to Golden Beetle's regular menu. Hines and team say to expect "a menu of American classics with a twist," along with draught beer and craft cocktails. Concepts currently being floated include an organic grass fed beef burger, smoked pork shoulder, crispy chicken wing confit, albacore tuna slider and Washington clam chowder. There's also going to be a kids menu.
On the drinks side, Young American will offer twelve taps of local beer and seasonal craft cocktails created with housemade shrubs, tinctures, and bitters.
Like Hines' other restaurants, the pub will be certified organic and will source from local farmers with longtime ties to Hines.
"We are excited about the change to Young American Ale House," Hines said in a statement. "Golden Beetle is a concept that did well for five years, but I’m really looking forward to offering delicious American classics with a twist for the growing Ballard neighborhood and Seattle area. It’s an idea I’ve had for awhile and I’m thrilled to put it in motion."
When it launches October 28, Young American Ale House will be open Sunday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 4 to 10:30 p.m. There will be a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and weekend brunch starting in December, offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.