Birkenkopf brought to the business her business acumen and past manufacturing management. She personally welded the restaurant’s tables and their patio fencing. And she, along with their former head chef, created the menu, including a blackened cod sandwich with roasted corn salsa, and the popular spicy smoked pork hero, with house-smoked pork, pepperoncini, and a samba aioli. Now serving as the head chef, she brings to the menu her sensibilities around food as a pescatarian and is committed to options for all.
Their vegan customers, for instance, shouldn’t have to eat a salad while everyone else has a full menu to choose from, the couple says.
“I’m a hard-core carnivore and my favorite sandwich on the menu is the Veggie Bahn Mi,” Stromberg said. The crispy tofu sandwich is a vegan option. They also offer a popular Soyrizo taco with pineapple pico and cashew crema.
“We’ve had a lot of talent in the kitchen,” Birkenkopf said.
SAAL Brewing Co.
10209 270th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292