Beer bars and breakfast sandwiches: not exactly an intuitive combination, but an enjoyable one nonetheless. This weekend, new Ballard Ave taproom Urban Family Public House started offering up frittatas served on ciabatta bread. Sandwiches come in vegetarian or bacon versions, baked with bell peppers and onions and topped with cheddar. Breakfast sandwiches are available Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 to 3. This development sounds like an excellent complement to the Ballard Farmers Market, which happens right outside the bar’s front door on Sundays.
To be more specific, the combination of bars and morningtime foodstuffs is a logical one if you happen to own a bar and want to draw in more daytime business. Urban Family’s 25 taps pour an impressive lineup of Belgian, Belgian-style, sour, and other powerhouse beers. These are immensely enjoyable, but a lot to handle before 3pm. So alongside the sandwiches, Urban Family bartenders will serve you up a beermosa, made of orangeade and Belgian beer with a wine float. In a further effort to let patrons emerge from Urban Family with some semblance of sobriety, the bar now serves 5-ounce pours of all its beers.