By Joe Veyera
A local restaurant known for its extensive whiskey selection is inviting the community to join them this weekend as they celebrate their second anniversary.
From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen (5309 22nd Ave NW) will mark two years in Ballard by roasting and serving up whole pigs, and hosting a cornhole tournament, live music, and whiskey tastings on the outdoor patio.
Ballard-based Stoup Brewing (1108 NW 52nd St) has teamed up with Kickin’ Boot as the event’s beer partner, and a selection of their beers will be served at the event.
Owned by Nathan Opper and Zak Melang, Kickin’ Boot opened in mid-August of 2012, in the Henry Gowan Whyte Building, an old warehouse once operated by Olsen Furniture. At the time of the opening, the building’s owners told Melang to maintain as much of the original building as possible, which was done by keeping the original ceiling and floor.