It may be cold outside — but it’s never too early to get excited for soft serve. The husband-and-wife team behind highly acclaimed Beacon Hill restaurant Homer announced that they will be opening a new ice cream and fried chicken-focused place in the neighborhood called Milk Drunk. The new fast casual spot will open sometime in summer 2020 in the same building as Perihelion Brewery.
Chef Logan Cox and Sara Knowles tell Eater Seattle that Milk Drunk will be “very neighborhood friendly” (the name is an homage to their newborn daughter), and will have cocktails as well as an extensive soft serve menu that includes dips, toppings, waffle cones, and more. Those familiar with Homer’s excellent soft serve walk-up window — which serves rotating, seasonal flavors such as fig leaf and vegan nectarine — will no doubt be eager to see how the couple expands on their dessert game. On the savory side, fried chicken sandwiches should be welcome in a town that clearly embraces crispy poultry.
It’s exciting to see a new project from Cox and Knowles, who have been heaped with critical praise for Homer (both GQ and Seattle Met named it one of the best new restaurants over the past year). And it’s also one more sign that Beacon Hill is turning into a dining destination, with mainstays like Bar Corso and Carnitas Michoacan, alongside a growing list of newcomers, including the soon-to-be-officially open Filipino restaurant, Musang.