Department of Good News

Ballard Food Bank Finally Has a Permanent Space to Call Its Own

One of Seattle’s major food banks cut the ribbon at a new site this week, just in time for the holiday season.

10/21/2021 By Malia Alexander

Scenic Slices

Pagliacci Takes Over Totem House for New Ballard Location

Red Mill Totem House closed over Labor Day weekend. Say hello to pizza by the slice, faster delivery, and a lunch destination near Ballard Locks.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Bale Breaker Brewing and Yonder Cider Land in Ballard

This new family- and dog-friendly Seattle hangout pours beer, cider, even seltzer.

09/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Doughnut Watch

Zuri's Donutz Brings Imaginative Old Fashioneds to Ballard This Summer

Sure it's just a weekend popup...for now.

05/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bagel Watch

Porkchop and Co. Is Now Rachel's Bagels and Burritos

The brunch restaurant's permanent embrace of its pandemic-era carbs keeps Seattle awash in great bagels (and breakfast burritos).

05/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

RETAIL FOUNDATIONS

Sephora to Open Another Seattle Store at the Ballard Blocks

It's an exciting addition to the south Ballard shopping center.

04/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Opening Dispatch

Spice Waala’s New Indian Street Food Outpost Opens in Ballard

A second location for kathi rolls with a side of altruism.

01/08/2021 By Erin Wong

All of the Fancy Toast

Bastille's Permanent Closure Makes Way for Counter-Service Sabine

Los Angeles hotspots like Sqirl and Gjusta inspire the bistro's next chapter.

10/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Seattle's Best Breweries

From Reuben's in Ballard to Future Primitive in South Seattle, local beer abides.

08/20/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Essential Business

Seattle Farmers Markets Are Slowly Returning

Here's what's open and when, including the return of the Capitol Hill Farmers Market this Sunday.

06/26/2020 By Sophia Gates

NORDIC NEWS

Scandinavian Furniture Gallery Sparklebarn Is Opening in Ballard

After eight years in Fremont, the furniture shop's moving in right next door to the Nordic museum.

02/21/2020 By Nicole Martinson

'Tis the Saison

Fair Isle Brewing (Finally) Opens in Ballard

The mixed-fermentation hub has landed in the neighborhood's brewery district with a handsome taproom.

01/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

Brew News

The Rightfully Hyped Great Notion Brewing from Portland Plots a Ballard Location

With award-winning hazy IPAs in tow.

11/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

Hear Here

Freakout Fest Returns With Some of the City’s Best Live Bands

The Naked Giants, Bear Axe, Actionesse, Tres Leches, and many more take over Ballard this weekend.

11/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sadness

Ballard's Allergen-Mindful, Low-Key Healthy Restaurant Lucky Santo Closes in December

The Whole 30, keto- and paleo-compliant eatery will shutter less than a year after it opened.

11/13/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Earth-Approved

Seattle's Eco-Friendly Stores We Can't Get Enough of

Fast fashion is falling out of favor as conscious shopping gains momentum in the Emerald City.

11/13/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Trainspotting

A Seattleite's Guide to Link Light Rail Disruptions and Expansions

October brings some small transit woes—but also hope—as long-awaited station openings are finally in sight.

10/02/2019 By Lily Hansen

Review

Samara Forges Elegance in Fire

A handsome Sunset Hill dining room lays claim to flame.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Butchers and Brunch in Ballard

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

08/02/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne