Wow. This city is funny.. the truth of all the information posted on so many restaurants here is moreover perused instead of READ. And the look of people talking about how snooty and uppity a lot of these places are and the former businesses "Mr Peterson's Mountain of Debt?"... Thta post screams of a formal disgruntled employee more than a restaurant patron... get over yourself dude.
The restaurant contest was a sham of you read the article and it shows more of a lack of investigating on the news person that didn't follow through on the contest. It apparantly was an idea. The chef there didn't know about it, and that would be a dumb reason to take a job anyway...IMHO.
A lot of posts here sound like hurtful angry people... fisticuffs posts might be from the he woman who won the contest but quit after she couldn't handle it.
As per Bikini "chef".... the pom pompous attitude of how much you "know".... the leek wrapped whatever they are serving has been done before.... email me if you want to know *WHY* :/
That can be seen all over youtube....originality? Not so much... but "why" is the question to ask....
The place was packed last Saturday I was there and I KNOW the snooty end of things at that place has exited.
If you have a heart (I know most of the banal boring posts here have no soul....) check it out.
Tweaks and adjustments are to be expected in a new restaurant that is only 3 months old.... shame on you people, this is a cool place. AND when you rip on a new gig in town, do you think it may affect the 40 or so independent farmers that the place is supporting?
The Peterson fellow couldn't make kickshaw work, but it doesn't seem to be turning people away from Pancake cafe where he is now...