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10 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Food and Drink

Geoffrey Barker and Andrew Pogue

Fair Isle Brewing’s founders designed their new Ballard taproom with a permitted kitchen area—and visions of fancy beer pairing dinners. The pandemic scuttled those plans but shaped the brewery’s unexpected new identity: popup tastemaker. The taproom food schedule has become a proving ground for our next big names, from Karachi Cowboys’ Pakistani soul food to breakfast sandwich sensation Hi Helen.