Courtesy of Bourbon Steak/MINA Group

Michelin-star Chef Michael Mina is showing his pride in his Ellensburg roots with his new Bourbon Steak restaurant set to open Oct. 1, in the Joshua Green Building along Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle.

The menu features beef from Washington farms like Double R Ranch, Royal Ranch, and Pure Country Harvest alongside produce from Redmond’s Sound Sustainable Farms. Already an award-winning collection of restaurants throughout the U.S., the Seattle location of Bourbon Steak is a chance to celebrate Mina’s personal connection to the Evergreen State while showcasing our local bounty of produce, meats, and seafood.

The opening coincides with appetites primed for hearty comfort-food dishes as we enter the blustery days of fall. A dish unique to the Seattle menu is an Instagram-worthy 30-ounce dry-aged Porterhouse. It's smoked with Timothy hay from Ellensburg, imparting a distinct smoky flavor to the meat without sacrificing precious cook time, ensuring optimal done-ness. Also exclusive to the Seattle menu is a red miso broiled shellfish platter that includes a variety of items like Hama Hama oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab. Other crowd favorites include a black truffle mac and cheese and a lobster pot pie.

A full cocktail menu of classic and signature drinks — along with a robust selection of beers and wine — is available. Happy hour will be available Tuesday through Friday from 4-6 p.m.

Bourbon Steak is located at 1433 4th Ave., Seattle; reservations accepted online.