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Bo Maisano Takes Executive Chef Gig at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen

The popup fixture lands at the new Ballard restaurant.

By Christopher Werner July 20, 2012

Kickin’ Boot brings in some notable kitchen talent.

Anybody hoping for a rerun of Bo Maisano’s popups will have to table those expectations, at least for now. The seasoned Seattle cook has taken the position of executive chef at the coming-soon Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen.

In early May Maisano organized a series of noodle-focused dinners, dubbed Bo Ramen, at Geraldine’s Counter and Skelly and the Bean. Their success was notable, and allowed Maisano the opportunity to tread new territory. "It’s a breath of fresh air," Maisano said then of his newfound focus. But with Kickin’ Boot, Maisano returns to a near-and-dear cuisine.

"It’s back to some home cooking for me," says the New Orleanian.

So, are future popups off the table? "They were very successful and I will definitely be returning to them when the time comes," promises Maisano. "Right now I’ve got my hands full."

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