Openings

Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen Opens This Week

More southern comfort for Ballard.

By Christopher Werner August 13, 2012

Kickin’ Boot takes over the historic Henry Gowan Whyte warehouse.

Word from the Kickin' Boot camp is the Ballard restaurant opens this Thursday, August 16--the latest in a string of southern-leaning destinations for the neighborhood.

Zak Melang and Nate Opper of Matador are the guys behind Boot. The duo embarked on some extensive renovations of the 4,700-square-foot space at Shilshole Boulevard and 22nd Avenue NW. Perks of the place include a patio overlooking Salmon Bay and a handsome, horseshoe-shaped bar that will tender a mindblowing amount of dark liquor. The chandeliers are pretty cool too.

In the kitchen is Bo Maisano, a name that likely resonates with noodle lovers. Several months ago he helmed those Bo Ramen pop-ups that garnered plenty of chatter. But now he's forgoing broth for barbecue and other southern comforts that, as a native New Orleanian, he knows quite well.

Hours are 11am-2am daily.

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