Since I was born on Groundhog's Day, I thought I'd share what my shadow knows of some hotly anticipated spring openings in my neighborhood of West Seattle.
Beveridge Place, the sequal: Expect 6 more weeks of construction as one of Seattle?s best brewpubs (there have been votes, yesiree) prepares to up the bar. Major construction is almost finished, the build out is in full swing, and the bar taking shape. Before theyu?re finished, they?ll be dismantling the impressively ornate and antique back bar and marching it over piece by piece. You can keep posted HERE.
Expect far more than 6 more weeks of construction for chef Mark Fuller's Spring Hill restaurant to open. Unofficially, he gave me a date of April (way to take the name literally). Maybe. According to Fuller, the Spirng Hill space needed some major plumbing updates, and is almost ready for the ?blank canvas? stage of building out. Funny story, I was out with Mr. Kauffman on his Ama Ama review when we ran into Fuller. I totally tweaked out, afraid I would blow JK's cover. (I second the sentiment of Ama squared's po' boys on Bakery Nouveau brioche, worth the trip and how.)
Incidentally, and in honor of the often overlooked holiday, I just finished reading The Magic of Groundhog Day by Paul Hannam, a philosophical and critical take on the movie of the same name starring the most excellent Bill Murray, if you can get past the slight self-helpy bent. I feel vindicated that my profound love of this movie and its allegory of the modern American condition have been recognized by someone other than a bunch of stoners.