Porkchop & Co.

Written by on July 3, 2015 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(www.eatatporkchop.com) – Ballard neighborhood, Seattle, Washington

Porkchop & Co.

How I heard of this place: Chinook Book. Coupons make for an excellent reason to dine out in our ‘hood.

Porkchop & Co. Outdoor Seating

Type of cuisine: In 2010 he started Bean & Thyme with the idea that good tasting food made from real ingredients should be made more accessible. He found a niche at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market serving sandwiches made from scratch using ingredients found at the market and house-cured meats. Bean & Thyme also offered catering services, including preparing lunch at a local preschool.

Porkchop & Co. Entry

It was the city of Seattle that offered him the opportunity to open his own restaurant – Porkchop & Co., open since April 2014.

Porkchop & Co. is a small restaurant in Ballard that provides satisfying, well-crafted meals in a casual setting. During the day we serve a carefully crafted menu of sandwiches & salads made from scratch. In the evenings we offer a casual setting for a great dinner made from the highest quality ingredients around.

Porkchop & Co. Menu & Condiment Bar

What makes a place one that you want to go back to again and again?  That’s the question that animates Porkchop & Co.  When we ponder what we want, it’s about a great menu of simply prepared things with an eye for balance, and made from ingredients that make you feel better about the world.  The setting would be a casual environment that made you feel comfortable, not awed.  

Porkchop & Co. Order Counter

So that’s what we do.  We look for great ingredients, and we try to think of ways to prepare them that are unique & delicious.”

Porkchop & Co. Dining

Ambiance: A trendy hipster joint in the midst of one of Seattle’s (now) most hipster neighborhoods is where Porkchop & Co. found its home just over a year ago.

Porkchop & Co. Dining Area

What I ordered: For each of us, my husband and I, the Apple Melt ($10 each) with cheddar, gruyere, pickled apples, and caramelized onion grilled on sourdough. The addition of prosciutto, which we were told not to miss ($2 more per sandwich).

Porkchop & Co. Sandwich & Slaw

What I loved: The melty goodness of oily grilled cheese.

Porkchop & Co. Sandwich Innards

Why I loved it: Overpriced and subpar food made for a difficult reason to find an opportunity to return, but the prosciutto was certainly a good recommendation!

Cost: High, but on par with now high, hipster prices in the trendy Ballard ‘hood ($10 – $17 for á la carte sandwiches)

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