You may or may not know, but the Airways Brewing Bistro in downtown Kent has been undergoing a massive transformation. It’s been a work in progress for months now, but the company just announced that they are now cooking in the new kitchen, are ready to introduce a new menu and a new chef, and will soon have the new seating section open for your enjoyment.
Here’s what they shared in an email yesterday.
First of all, we passed our final health inspection on Monday, and we’ve moved into our beautiful new kitchen.
Second, we’d like to introduce our new head chef, Jed Lutge. Jed comes to us with years of expertise in the Seattle food and bar scene, and has put together an incredible menu. Over the next few days, we’ll be transitioning over to our new, tasty fare that includes meats from Salumi, bacon smoked on applewood planks, fresh seasonal produce, and delicious cheeses. We’re very excited to bring you an array of upscale bar food that uses high quality, locally sourced ingredients, and flavors that you won’t find anywhere else in Kent.
We’ll be posting on our social media as the new items come online—if you’re stopping by for lunch, or dinner before a hockey game, be the first to try our new food out and let us know what you think. The new seating area won’t be open this weekend, but will be very soon as we get everything organized and up and running.
Here’s a preview of the full menu that will be available next week:
$5 Soft pretzel with beer cheese or stone ground mustard.
$5 Fried pickle chips with smoked paprika remoulade.
$5 Roasted whole clove elephant garlic with arbequina olive oil, basil leaves, bread.
$6 Hand cut fries with sea salt, white truffle oil.
$6 8 year hook cheddar, apple chutney, herbed focaccia.
SOUP & SALAD
$5/cup, $9/bowl Housemade soup with Macrina breads.
$11 Caesar salad with black pepper croutons, shaved parm, lemon.
$11 Mixed baby greens with Rogue smoked blue cheese, pear, walnut, cranberry vinaigrette.
$11 Roasted beet and arugula with fresh fromage blanc, toasted hazelnuts, grapefruit vinaigrette.
$15 Applewood smoked bacon, balsamic figs, chevre, rosemary.
$15 Buffalo sausage, mama lils peppers, caramelized onions, provoloneField Roast vegetarian sausage available.
$13 Margherita, fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, basil, arbequina olive oil.
Sandwiches come with your choice of hand cut fries or fresh greens. Substitute a cup of soup for $2.
$12 BLT on ciabatta with rosemary aioli, butter lettuce, smoked bacon.
$12 Cuban chicken on ciabatta with spiced black beans, queso fresco, serrano aioli, cilantro.
$12 Muffaletta on rustic potato bun with mortadella, finnochiona, provolone, green olive relish.
$12 Smoked turkey on ciabatta with pinenut current agro dolce, rosemary aioli, arugula.
$11 Caprese panini on ciabatta with pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, aged balsamic.
$11 Grilled cheese on focaccia with tomato fennel soup.
$9 Cajun chicken Caesar salad wrap.
$13 Painted Hills burger with roasted shallots, 8 year hook cheddar, tarragon aioli, butter lettuce Add bacon for $2.
$15 Mac & cheese with 2 year hook cheddar, cheese curds, applewood smoked bacon, herbed focaccia crust.
$16 Chicken marbella with castelvetrano olives, dried plum, white wine, fingerling potatoes.
$14 Clams steamed in Pre Flight Pilsner with herbed butter, lemon, baguette.
$21 Chimichurri steak frites with rosemary aioli (grilled Painted Hills flank).
$6 Bourbon chocolate bread pudding with ice cream.
$6 White cake triffle with huckleberry compote, milk jam, lemon curd.
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