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"So how long is it now? Seven days?"

"Yeah. No. Uh...from today? Eight days. 17th--that'll be friends and family. Soft open on the 19th. For

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Food Porn: On the Floor at Steelhead Diner

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"So how long is it now? Seven days?"

"Yeah. No. Uh...from today? Eight days. 17th--that'll be friends and family. Soft open on the 19th. For the public."

"So eight days."

"Eight days."

"But really ten days."

"Not for us."

This was me and Kevin Davis talking. This was Tuesday night, March 9--eight days out from the opening of his new restaurant, Blueacre Seafood, at 1700 7th Avenue. He'd called late because he'd just gotten out of the kitchen at his original restaurant, the Steelhead Diner. He'd been there, working, since 7am...

By the time you read this, chef Kevin Davis and his crew will probably already be turning and burning through the first real service at the new Blueacre Seafood at 1700 17th Avenue. But before his attentions shifted to getting his new restaurant up and running, I decided to try and catch him, one last time, on the line and standing a shift at his original Steelhead Diner.

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I did this last week. Then I wrote all about it in this week's review of Steelhead. And now you can get a peek inside--at the food, the floor and the fish that made Steelhead a success, courtesy of Peter Mumford, who followed on a couple days after my last meal to shoot a spread of Steelhead at its best.

The pictures are beautiful, evocative of the control and care that Davis has brought to his juxtaposition between American diner comfort food and the high-end luxury of fine dining. And the only thing better than how everything looks? How it tastes.

For those of you who missed the links above, you can read the review of Steelhead here, and see the accompanying Food Porn slideshow here.

 
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