photo credit: Kayla Sager-Riley
49th Street Beast
Beast & Cleaver is a Ballard butcher shop that becomes an upscale restaurant after-hours, and it’s one of the toughest tables in town to book. Now, they’ve taken over the kitchen at Fair Isle Brewing, and the result is a second B&C location that makes this brewery special occasion-worthy. And don’t let the relaxed atmosphere and barrel furniture fool you—this food is serious.
To pair with Fair Isle’s farmhouse-style ales are decadent confit potatoes, panzanella with corn and heirloom tomatoes, or pork rillette smeared on olive bread. And Beast & Cleaver’s famous 100-day-dry-aged burger is here too. Aside from being 99 days older than the budding Hinge relationship at the next table over, it has a heavy hand of ketchup, American cheese, and thick homemade bacon. Use this place for an upcoming birthday celebration where you can share fancy charcuterie and hand out burger wedges like Costco sheet cake.