Closed for Business

Well, the Return of Babirusa Was Short-Lived

After about six months, the Belltown restaurant will close on September 27.

09/07/2018 By Rosin Saez

Sadness

Charles Walpole Is Leaving Babirusa

The chef will step away from the restaurant he defined to focus on his health.

05/24/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch(es)

2 Restaurant Openings Are Happening This Weekend

Former chef de cuisine for Thierry Rautureau debuts Petite Galerie, a French-influence brasserie in Madison Valley. Over in Belltown, Babirusa is reborn in l...

03/16/2018 By Rosin Saez

Almost There

Babirusa Ramps Up to Its Belltown Debut With a Series of Dinners

Mark your calendars for a pig roast at Navy Strength. Plus, Damn the Weather executive chef Ryan Miller join Charles Walpole in the new Babirusa kitchen.

02/16/2018 By Rosin Saez

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Holy Openings, Batman

Plus, an eastern Washington tamale spot, Los Hernandez, earns a James Beard award.

01/19/2018 By Rosin Saez

Yesssss

Babirusa Takes Over Kushibar in Belltown

Fans of the erstwhile Blind Pig Bistro, rejoice—Charles Walpole's tasting menus are back.

01/02/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

End-of-Year Emotions

The Belltown Gods Giveth; The Belltown Gods Taketh Away

Some good news (hooray, Babirusa) and some very very sad news (no....Two Bells) from one of the city's most rapidly changing 'hoods.

12/22/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Temporary Closures

Babirusa Will Close in December

But it's not the last you'll see from René Gutierrez and Charles Walpole.

10/03/2017 By Rosin Saez

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Babirusa's Ben Perri

"Besides pumpkin everything, which I don't think I'll have in my bar, a really simple three-ingredient bourbon drink is going to be very important this fall."

10/24/2014 By Jeremy Buben

Shift Change

Longtime Zig Zag Bartender Ben Perri Surfaces at Babirusa

Meanwhile, next door, Blind Pig Bistro will serve nothing but tasting menus on weekends.

09/30/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

En Route: Blind Pig Bistro's Sibling Bar, Babirusa

The former Blind Pig at Eastlake Teriyaki will soon be home to a cocktail list and one steal of a burger.

03/06/2014