A Bellingham restaurant known for its comfort breakfast dishes is now building a following for dinner.
Earlier this month HomeSkillet introduced its full dinner menu. The restaurant tried a taco menu in early 2017 but stopped in July, taking a break to revamp its menu, said Chris Reeves, general manager at the eatery. About three months ago they started opening in the evening to try out different dishes. On Jan. 12 it introduced a full menu.
Menu items include a classic Reuben sandwich, short ribs and steaks. Prime rib is served on Sundays. The menu also has a variety of scratch cocktails, including a Black Walnut Manhattan, which has been popular with the steak, Reeves said.
Reeves said dinner has been well-received so far, but has a different vibe compared to breakfast. Dinner has a bit of a slower pace compared to breakfast, with college students and the neighborhood making up much of the evening crowd.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the breakfast menu, which remains popular, Reeves said.
If you haven’t been to HomeSkillet, here are a few things that are important to know, especially for breakfast: Seating is very limited, although there are a few more available now that it has a covered and heated outdoor area called the Sunnyland Social Club. There’s also no takeout service and there is usually only one cook in a small kitchen, as noted on the eatery’s website.
Dinners are served from 4-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The restaurant is also starting up a beer and burger happy hour on Fridays that begins at 3:30 p.m. Details can be found on its Facebook page.
Here’s a roundup of other restaurant news:
▪ Mt. Baker Mouth Hole in Maple Falls announced on Facebook that it had closed on Jan. 1. The restaurant, which served burgers and sandwiches, opened last September.
▪ Bellingham Cider Company is expected to open in the next few weeks at 205 Prospect St., near the Whatcom Museum. Along with producing craft cider, the facility also is a restaurant that will offer a dinner menu and a bar. Details can be found at bellinghamcider.com.
▪ B-Town Kitchen and Raw Bar announced on its Facebook page that it has added dim sum to its happy hour menu. Happy hour is offered daily from 3-6 p.m. at the restaurant, which is at the Four Points Sheraton hotel at 714 Lakeway Drive.