How you can support Ballard restaurants during the pandemic


Ballard Loft

Ballard Loft (American & sports bar) BallardLoft.com 5105 Ballard Ave. (map) (206) 783-7777 NWSource.com: “A meat-and-fries neighborhood sports bar…” CitySearch.com: “The menu offers classic bar fare, along with a variety of gourmet hot dogs and plenty of menu items for kids…” [ratings]

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Music this weekend

Mardi Gras comes to Ballard tonight with the big event of the annual Ballard Jazz Festival: the Jazz Walk. 15 jazz groups will be playing across 12 venues along Ballard Ave. and Market St. One ticket ($15 in advance, $20 in person) will get you in all of them. Also, the Hadley Caliman Quartet and […]

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Free latte Friday

In an effort to compete with big-name espresso outlets like Starbucks, McDonald’s has launched it’s new McCafe. Today and next Friday the fast-food joint is giving away free lattes during breakfast hours. The McCafe’s are staffed by specially trained baristas and they will make all your favorite drinks with fresh-ground beans. Our question is: Since […]

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Monkey Bridge

Monkey Bridge (Vietnamese) 1723 NW Market St. (map) (206) 297-6048 BallardGossipGirl.com: “The decor and the staff were both welcoming and the couple of dishes we tried were very flavorful….” NWSource.com: “Inviting atmosphere and tasty eats…” [ratings]

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‘Deadliest bar’ shirts on sale

The Lockspot Cafe, apparently trying to cash in with a play on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” show title, is advertising this: The bar was closed when I went by, so if anyone has one of the shirts, send us a picture at tips@myballard.com so we can post it here. If “deadliest” equates with dive, what […]

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