Stowell bringing a little ‘Staple & Fancy’ to Ballard

Named for a newly-exposed old brick wall in the Kolstrand building (4742 Ballard Ave), chef Ethan Stowell is opening “Staple & Fancy” in the refurbished building on Ballard Ave.

Stowell, who hit the Seattle restaurant scene a few years ago with Union, has opened several more restaurants around town including Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf, and Anchovies & Olives.

According to our news partners, the Seattle Times, the new restaurant will have 35 seats in the dining room with eight more at the bar. You will either be able to order off the ala carte menu or order the chef’s mutli-course dinner. Stowell will be the head chef at Staple & Fancy and tells the Times, “We’re going to heavily encourage people to put themselves in my hands.”

You can read more on Staple & Fancy in Nancy Leson’s piece.

Last week: Award winning chef to open oyster bar in Ballard


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ballardMike
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ballardMike

Hope you intend to keep that brick wall exposed!!

Ballard'sBlackFriend
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Ballard'sBlackFriend

Ooo goody, another restaurant I can’t afford.

Name
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Name

Welcome to Belltown.

59thandblake
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59thandblake

Yes! Keep the brick wall.

A Fan
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A Fan

Fantastic! This will become a bit of a magnet with with both Ethan Stowell and Renee Erickson in the building. Hopefully more good stuff will follow!

zipper
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zipper

This is such fantastic news for our neighborhood. This ups the anty once again for the restaurant scene in Ballard. Love it.

Ballardite
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Ballardite

Yes, they are keeping the wall. That is what inspired the name, after all!

peeznquiet
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peeznquiet

Love the wall!! I’m so glad they’re keeping it. Add an invisible protective coating!

oldcrimson
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oldcrimson

What’s with the haters and Belltown references?? YES! I know! Let’s have mid-priced, corporate crap like Red Robin and Applebees – maybe even a Red Lobster! Then at least we wouldn’t be Belltown.
Look, I’m sure Stowell’s place will be upper-end, but there’s still a ton of great haunts in Ballard that fit any budget.

Grubby Ballard
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Grubby Ballard

“I’m sure Stowell’s place will be upper-end”

Not good enough for those of us who want to eat the rich.

SPG
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SPG

“Not good enough for those of us who want to eat the rich.”

Go hang out with the bums under the bridge then.

Sballard
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Sballard

Personally I think all this activity in Ballard is great! I love the buzz of people that are around nowadays. I’ve heard many good things about How to Cook and Wolf (but have never been) so I’m excited to try Staples and Fancy out when it opens!

iheartballard
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iheartballard

Holy cow…Ethan Stowell AND Renee Erickson – sharing the same building? Now I’ll really never have a reason to leave the ‘hood!

Ballard Bartender
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Ballard Bartender

Wonderful! Again, I wonder…will they hire locally?