According to Nancy Leson of the Seattle Times, a new 125-seat gastropub called the 5 Corner Market is set to open at the old Lombardi’s space at 2200 NW Market St in Ballard on December 13. The kitchen will be run by Sam Crannell:
Crannell’s resume includes stints at Quinn’s Pub and Oddfellows, and his menu will focus on what he calls “anti-molecular gastronomy”: quality ingredients (say, smoked chicken thighs, barbecue-pork whole hog, wood-roasted mussels) paired with other quality ingredients (say, cornbread salad, beef-fat fries, harissa).
Nancy’s article points that the new restaurant will have “hand-crafted cocktails made with micro-distilled gin and small-batch bourbons”, but it doesn’t say anything specific about the beer selection. Seeing that Crannell is a veteran of both Quinn’s and Oddfellows hopefully means there is a good chance that this new bar restaurant has a solid focus on beer. Quinn’s beer selection is pretty outstanding, and the one time I visited Oddfellows they had a few nice selections.
Make sure to check out the full article on the Seattle Times website.