The Kangaroo & Kiwi (and Its Customers) Move to Ballard, Top Pot Expands (Again), & More"/>
Just how dearly loved is the Kangaroo & Kiwi? Owner Brad Howe says that some of the loyal clientele that frequented the Greenwood location during its 11 years of business have moved to Ballard to be closer to the new space at 2026 N.W. Market St. Even more surprising, the people who made the move to be closer to the Australian watering hole aren't Australian. "The Australian and New Zealand attitude is not having an attitude," Howe explains. "We're nice and relaxed. In Australia, life revolved around the pub. It's not a 'scene.' It's a place to get together with your friends whether things are going good or bad. Americans who might not have necessarily seen that before have really embraced it." The K&K is currently serving only drinks, but its food menu -- meat pies, gravy chips, etc. -- will be available by the end of next week.
What else is going on in Ballard? Sweet Mickey's opened its doors last weekend at 2230 N.W. 57th St.,. Named after owner Randy Brinker's beloved grandmother Mickey, the candy shop features a wide selection of treats, ranging from chocolate to jelly beans to ice cream.
On Capitol Hill, an ice cream shop is opening inside Zaw Artisan Pizza at 1424 E. Pine St. Lick Pure Creamery will boast eclectic flavors like Southern Comfort and Wild Orchid. Also in the neighborhood, Teapot Vegetarian House at 345 15th Ave. E #202 has closed. Moving into the space and opening this July is Vietnamese restaurant Bamboo. Also, Central District-based cafe Broadcast Coffee is launching a second establishment on Bellevue Ave. by the beginning of August.
Downtown, El Borracho Taqueria y Cantina is taking over the former Pan Africa space at 1521 1st Ave. in Pike Place Market. Run by the owner of Le Bon Ton Roulé, the establishment will serve Mission-style burritos, tacos, and plenty of margaritas, starting later this summer.
And last but not least, Top Pot continues to take over Seattle. The local doughnut chain is opening store no. 11(!) this August at 590 Terry Ave. N.. Shops in Ballard and downtown Seattle are currently in the process of being set up, as well.