Jolly Roger Taproom recently hired four Farestart trainees—a line cook, prep cook, and two dishwashers. That is a cool thing to do, Jolly Roger. Way to do it.

If you’re not familiar with Farestart, it is a non-profit that trains homeless and otherwise disadvantaged people to work in commercial kitchens. Farestart’s chefs nights are a big thing.

The taproom, whose new location is at 1111 NW Ballard Way, is Maritime Pacific’s brew pub—I’m currently in love with Maritime’s crisp, graceful Portage Bay Pilsner. (That beer, it so happens, is also on tap at Summit. I had some last night in fact.)

Full disclosure: Seattle Met is, as of very recently, a Farestart media sponsor.

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