BIZNOTE: It’s BBQ Time in the Kitchen now open on Alki

As promised, It’s BBQ Time in the Kitchen opened today in the space that was, briefly, Alki Chicken and Waffles. As we reported two weeks ago, this was described as a merger – note the “Homestead Fried Chicken” on the new menu. The restaurant also sells BBQ by the pound – here’s the smoker:

Cocktails, wine, and beer, too. Hours are 9 am-9 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 2738 Alki SW. It’s a spinoff of Portland catering company It’s BBQ Time, whose proprietor Dan Dyrdahl says he’s relocated here, with his mom managing the Portland operation.

12 Replies to "BIZNOTE: It's BBQ Time in the Kitchen now open on Alki"

  • LL February 12, 2020 (2:04 pm)

    Hope they get some great, local beers on tap!

  • AP February 12, 2020 (2:22 pm)

    Excited to try it!

  • Seriously? February 12, 2020 (3:27 pm)

    I am so there! Especially when the wind sends the tantalizing aroma of bbq my way!

  • MrsL February 12, 2020 (11:07 pm)

    Speaking of openings, on our drive home, my kiddo noticed that people were inside Grill Bird in the former Pizza Hut location at 35th and Morgan. Is it open? I can’t tell from their FB page.

    • WSB February 12, 2020 (11:30 pm)

      Not according to any of their other channels. Could’ve been a friends-and-family. We drive by almost every day and look but did not go by today. Will ping.

  • momof3boys February 13, 2020 (10:17 am)

    Their Instagram says “Now Open” “today at noon” posted an hour ago!!!

    • WSB February 13, 2020 (10:29 am)

      Grillbird? Thanks, as of last night it did not have anything, nor did its website, but we’ll run over …

      • momof3boys February 13, 2020 (10:40 am)

        yes, sorry – should have said “Grillbird!”

  • westsidechef February 13, 2020 (12:21 pm)

    I’m going to give you (owners ) the secret to success.  No boring Beers/wines or stuff everyone else has !  Bring in somebody who knows the local beer scene and have them on the Happy hour menu for a fair price!  There is no reason to not have original choices, think out of the box.   #2 Happy hour 4 to 7 every day , people have to work. Yes even weekend Happy hour.   Deals on Ribs like 1 $ each, have a good happy hour menu with choices:  How about a Brisket Salad, Dirty Fries with Smoked pork,  Smoked Meat Soups, Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Balls, you get the idea.    And Lastly …….  Hire good people, Say hello to everyone, seat them fast or 1st come just grab a table and don’t screw up the orders.   Every single place that was in this space was terrible service wise,  Drinks were terrible,  went once and never came back!  Good luck-  WestSideChef

  • KCBbqSnob February 13, 2020 (10:10 pm)

    They should see if Lady Jaye wants to sell their smoker. I’ve never seen a place buy a 2000lb smoker and only use it to smoke mushrooms and turkey legs before. It’s a waste of a massive smoker and it deserves a better home.

    • WSB February 13, 2020 (10:32 pm)

      Their menu mentions a few other smoked items beyond mushrooms & turkey legs.

  • Al February 16, 2020 (10:49 am)

    Went there yesterday everything was wrong.  The wine was the only part of the meal that was good if you like a 4oz. Pour for $10.00. I ordered the two meat platter . The baby back ribs were St. Louis ribs and the brisket was two thin slices of roast beef. Everything on my plate was cold even the mac and cheese . If you’re not ready to open don’t open the doors to the public

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