One of the weekly papers recently wrote favorably about Baranof, the old dive place in my 'hood. I've always avioded it but decided to give a go. The service was terrible and the food was mediocre. I had the homemade corned beef hash, which was mostly potato with a little corned beef. My SO's bacon egg and pancake was nothing special either. Lots of scary alcoholic types coming and going from the bar @ mid-morning, different music blaring in the bar than in the resto.
The only thing remarkable was how awful people in their 30s and 40s will look if they drink 24 hours a day.
Now that Salmon Bay Cafe has gone downhill, I'd love to find a regular old b'fast place that's good but not all chic-with-a-line-out-the-door somewhere in the greater Ballard area. suggestions??