Food & Drink

Ballard Pizza Company Keeps It Casual

Fast food gets an upgrade

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You’re all for guilty pleasures, but your latest — a recurring craving for highly questionable drive-thru fare — has you worried. (Hint: It involves a Doritos shell.)

Swing by just-opened Ballard Pizza Company for a fast-food fix you needn’t be ashamed of.

The first of Ethan Stowell’s forthcoming casual concept restaurants (courtesy of Grubb Brothers Productions), BPC serves traditional thin-crust pizza by the pie or slice. Eat in or take out za topped with eggplant, spicy coppa, basil, arugula, fresh mozz, and more. Also on the menu: pasta, salads, and daily specials made with locally sourced ingredients (as if there was ever a question).

The restaurant’s exposed brick walls, concrete floors, reclaimed wood tables, and garage-door opening add to its low-key appeal. The rustic warehouse exterior charms, too. But it’s the 30-strong wine list and eight beers (plus two wines) on tap that seal the deal.

So you can wipe that egg (McMuffin) off your face.

Ballard Pizza Company, 5107 Ballard Avenue Northwest (206-659-6033 or ballardpizzacompany.com).

Photo: Geoffrey Smith / Courtesy of Ballard Pizza Company

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5107 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107