Americana chic is coming to Ballard, with the newest eatery Sawyer opening its doors in the former Kickin’ Boot location at 22nd Ave NW and Shilshole.
Created by former Lark chef Mitch Mayers, Sawyer gets its name from the building’s previous life as a 1920s sawmill. It’s been redesigned from its Kickin’ Boot decor, with a “casual yet chic, modern vibe,” according to Seattleite. Mayers is a Washington state native and was named one of Zagat’s 2018 “Eight Under the Radar Chefs to Know in Seattle”.
Designed for family-style sharing, the menu features comfort food with a “focus on technique,” as the restaurant puts it. They’re going for a gourmet “homey style” with entrees such as fried potato Jojos and chicken wings with blue cheese sourdough puree and peach buffalo sauce, and mains such as oxtail nachos, rotisserie chicken and wood-grilled salmon steak.
The restaurant seats up to 115, and their hours are Sunday through Thursday from 4pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to midnight, and with a Sunday brunch soon to come.
Photo from Sawyer’s Facebook page