Steve Klotz grew up in St. Louis, so you can count on his restaurant Cask and Trotter, named for a barrel used to age whiskey and pig’s feet, for barbecue and whiskey.
He and co-owner Rob Carson hosted the grand opening of the Cask and Trotter location in Lynnwood on Wednesday. Another location has been open in Seattle for years.
“Lynnwood has been great, everyone here has been so welcoming,” Klotz said.
His restaurant, in turn, welcomes patrons with free darts and billiards, and happy hour seven days a week. During happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m. sliders, drafts and well drinks cost $4 each.
Wings, sliders and pork ribs are just some of the items offered at Cask and Trotter. A barbecue plate with two proteins and two sides costs $21.99. You can view the full menu here.
Everything on the menu is made fresh in house, including the ranch and blue cheese dressings for salads and wings. Meat is smoked over apple wood chips.
“Our goal here is to provide barbecue in a nicer setting,” Klotz said. “Our theme is sort of a grown man’s log cabin. We’re going for quality.”
Leather couches and arcade games fill a “man cave” area toward the back.
Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, city staff, Lynnwood firefighters and Lynnwood police officers were all there to welcome the new business Wednesday.
“Welcome to Cask and Trotter,” Smith said during a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Klotz said he hopes to stay involved with the Lynnwood community as his business settles in here. He said he wants to donate some time to a local food bank and stay involved with community organizations.
Cask and Trotter is located at 18411 Highway 99 in Lynnwood. They are open on Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-close, which is sometime between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.
–Story and photos by Natalie Covate