Old Ballard Liquor Co. to open Scandinavian Aquavit cafe

The folks at Old Ballard Liquor Co. are planning to open a Scandinavian Aquavit Café and are looking for local support.

After running the Nordic cuisine pop-up Tumble Swede, Old Ballard Liquor Co. owner Lexi wanted to create a permanent Scandinavian cuisine fixture on the Ballard food scene.

“Seattle lacks Scandinavian restaurants, which is crazy considering how many Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians live here,” reads a Facebook post from Old Ballard Liquor Company.

Lexi is planning to open the Old Ballard Scandinavian Aquavit Café and has created a Go Fund Me Page to raise the necessary $14,500 to open the business.

According to Seattle Eater, the café was originally supposed to open today, on Syttende Mai, however “a plumbing snafu may have delayed things”.

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In terms of the food that will be on offer, “the menu will focus on lesser-known traditional Scandinavian meals alongside contemporary Nordic dishes (meaning no meatballs or lefse), both with a focus on Aquavit pairings and quality, fresh, local produce,” the Go Fund Me Page explains. A sample menu can be found above.

Click here to donate and to learn more about this new local eatery.


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