Fried Chicken Fridays just might come to an end. Scout Magazine reports that Fuel Restaurant is closing.
Well, kind of. More accurately, Fuel will be refashioning itself into a more affordable yet-unnamed Pacific Northwest restaurant by December. The new restaurant will better suit this economic climate– a move not unlike next-door neighbour Gastropod’s transition into budget-friendly Maenam.
A word from owners Tom Doughty and Robert Belcham:
Our 3 year anniversary is fast approaching and we have truly enjoyed the time we have had taking care of you all. Our ultimate goal is to see you all more often, and in order to achieve that, we have decided to make a significant change to our landscape here at Fuel.
Sunday November 29th will be our last service as Fuel Restaurant. We will close for two days and re-open for business on December 2nd as a neighborhood restaurant and bar specializing in Casual Northwest Cuisine. Our philosophy towards quality ingredients and impeccable service will remain paramount. We simply want to offer these things to you at a more affordable price.
Have they found a way to serve Sloping Hill’s heritage pork for less than $31.50? If so, they’ll definitely see me a lot more often! I, for one, am interested to see what Doughty and Belcham can come up with in offering affordability while remaining true to their local and seasonal food philosophy.
Last modified: November 11, 2009