Plumbing is plum finished. Finito. Fin. We have water that runs and toilets that flush. We speak for all of our construction guys when we say WOOOOO!
New concrete floor is poured! If you’ve ever been in a situation that needed concrete poured, you know how exciting this is.
NEW WALLS are about 85% framed (pics to follow)! Soon enough we’ll have a REAL dishpit, a REAL kitchen, and a REAL BAR. Yesssss.
Parks department is tearing off the roof as we speak. There are few windows in time & space where you can tear a roof off of a Seattle structure, and we can’t help but feel like someone, somewhere, is looking out for us with this awesome tear-that-roof-off weather. THANK YOU, Watcher Over-er.
“My favorite outfit in the world is a tee shirt, surf shorts, and slippers. What. Slippers? You know, slippers! Slippers. I guess people call them flip flops. But at home, they’re slippers. And when we get ma kai open I’m gonna be here all the time with a beer in my hand and slippers on my feet. I hope everyone in town will join me.”—Kamala Saxton, Marination
We had a setback. Insert BIGGEST EVER frown face here.
It only put us back about a week though, so we’re still shooting for an early September opening. Indian summer on the patio with beers!
In the meantime, please enjoy this picture taken at the end of Week 2, last friday 7/20, from the doorway looking in. Note the wall that is no longer there (woo!), and imagine a kitchen and a counter going into the open space. And imagine that you are ordering some kimchi fried rice and waving to your pals who are headed to an outside table and they will save a seat for you. It’s gonna be great!!
I heard that we are going to be able to nom on hot malasadas with our morning coffee, spam sliders, loco moco, spam fried rice, portuguese sausage wit rice ... please oh please oh please ...
Lots of speculation going on out there! We’re still working on the menu, and there will definitely be delicious morning coffee every day, and the staples from our other menus that you know and love, but we’re not likely to add any Portuguese delights to our Hawaiian/Korean fare. Which doesn’t mean there won’t be morning treats! We love treats. All times of day. And we love Portuguese treats! But we are much better at eating them than we are making them! =)