Goodbye Chippy’s, Hello Marine Hardware

New Ethan Stowell Restaurant to Open March 2

Seattle, WA, February 8, 2016 – Sunday, February 14 will be the last night of service at Chippy’s Fish and Drink on Ballard Ave, so get in there while you can for great fresh seafood like St. Jude Albacore Tuna Poke, a Rockfish Ceviche Tostada, Fried Oysters with malt vinegar aioli, or the classic Cod Fish & Chips.

Ethan and Angela Stowell are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, March 2, Marine Hardware at Staple & Fancy will open in the space previously occupied by Chippy’s. The name comes from an existing painted sign from the early days of the Kolstrand building—just like Staple & Fancy’s name, which was uncovered in the construction process.

Marine Hardware will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm to 10pm and offer an a la carte menu of 10+ items—a tasting menu of four courses will be available for $50/person, and six courses for $80/person.

Michael Gifford, longtime chef at How to Cook a Wolf who recently helped launch Bramling Cross down the street, will be spearheading the kitchen—chef Stowell plans to spend time cooking at Marine Hardware too.

“Gifford and I had a great time cooking together back at Union,” says chef Stowell. “I’m looking forward to working with him, and I’m really excited to get back in the kitchen – hopefully every week.”
“One of the best things about being in the restaurants is interacting with the guest,” adds chef Stowell. “And Marine Hardware is such an intimate space that I’ll get to cook and chat with guests.”

You heard that right. Stowell will be in the house.

The menu will include items like rabbit loin with frisée and lardon salad and red wine dressing, smoked foie gras terrine with dried cherries, watercress, and brioche, seared Hamachi with steamed rice, ponzu, and seaweed, Daurade with artichoke purée, baby artichokes, and arugula, and beef tartare with crispy pumpernickel.

The wine program will highlight the Old World with a special focus on the table wines of France, from the Gamay of Burgundy to Cabernet Franc of the Loire Valley. The bar program will highlight brown liquors with a small selection of rotating house cocktails, and there will be four local beers on tap with an additional selection of European and domestic beers by the bottle.

The 600-square space with seating for 26 will remain largely the same with just a few design detail updates, like new plates and glassware to subtle decor enhancements.

Opened in May of 2014, Chippy’s Fish and Drink is chef Ethan Stowell’s homage to British–style fish and chips and other seaside classics. Located on Seattle’s hopping Ballard Avenue, this lively 600-square-foot spot is perfect for grabbing a fresh Shrimp Ceviche, King Crab Salad, or Albacore Tuna Poke. Chippy’s offers has a vast selection of whiskeys as well as craft beers and wine. Chippy’s is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm – 10pm Happy Hour is weekdays from 5pm – 6pm. For more information, call 206.257.4390 or visit

Chippy’s Fish and Drink is located at 4741 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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