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Maize & Barley alehouse opening April 10 on Main Street


Last updated 4/4/2019 at Noon

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, a resident jokingly said that Edmonds' Main Street should be renamed "Bourbon Street" (think New Orleans) due to the street's expanding restaurant scene.

He's onto something. Edmonds is getting another restaurant, Venus Forteza's Maize & Barley, at 525 Main St., opening Wednesday, April 10.

According to its website, Maize & Barley is a Caribbean-fusion alehouse featuring 13 rotating beer taps, wine and house-made sodas served up with locally sourced food with Spanish, French, and West African influences.

"Maize & Barley features a mix of light colors and local handcrafted wood furniture in a communal seating arrangement designed to provide a welcoming and relaxing hub for individuals and families seeking to relax and enjoy a craft beverage and handmade fare with focuses on sustainability and seasonality."

The website said Maize & Barley’s food concept reflects the diverse spice and culinary influences of French, Spanish and West African cuisine found in the Caribbean.

“With the same spirit of culinary creativity found in the Caribbean, Maize & Barley will focus on seasonality and locally sourced ingredients to ensure the freshest and best quality ingredients available.”

Main Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue has become the new go-to location for food and spirits.

In addition to veteran establishment A Very Taki Tiki, The Loft and Epulo Bistro, there are newcomers Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie's Mar·ket Fishmonger and Eatery and Kali and Kris Kelnero's Kelnero lounge with spirits and food.


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