Executive Life & Style: Dining at Bramling Cross

Ethan Stowells latest Ballard Avenue spot pairs suds and sustenance.

By Jessica Yadegaran June 15, 2016


This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

If youre a beer lover, Bramling Cross, which is named after a hop varietal, will be your favorite Ethan Stowell restaurant to date because the focus is on wood-fired, shareable dishes that pair with eight micro-local brews (made in Ballard or Fremont) and 50 international beers.

One of those dishes is a ridiculously moist pork osso buco with Dijon spaetzle ($27). The shank is slathered in herbs and spices, then simmered in pork and duck fat until it slips off the bone. Another killer dish: caramelized cauliflower dressed in tangy yogurt, sweet golden raisins and dukkah, a nutty, cumin-laced spice blend ($11). Finally, the Dynamite Chicken ($38) is enough to feed three adults. Its a whole (slightly underseasoned) Mad Hatcher chicken fried to order and served with sides of mascarpone-laced grits and bacon-flecked collard greens.

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