The Remedy Cafe Grand Opening on Jan 25

Waffles at the Remedy CafeThe Remedy Cafe will have their Grand Opening on Sunday, January 25th. It’s a project of Pete Kirkwood, owner of The Workshop Brewing Company, and located in the same building in  TC’s Warehouse District (in the former location of Xylo Bistro).

The Traverse City Record-Eagle had a short feature on The Remedy Cafe:

The Workshop Brewing Company built a success story for owner Pete Kirkwood. The brewpub/restaurant has a loyal clientele. Business is strong.

Now, Kirkwood plans to serve breakfast, but in a new location. It’s not too far from The Workshop — in the same building, just a few steps down the hall.

“I want it to feel like part of the same community,” Kirkwood said. “You’ll know you’re in a different place, but they’ll be connected.”

The two eateries will have separate identities and separate kitchens. But they’ll share an executive chef, Scott Williams, current chief in The Workshop’s kitchen. Each also will have its own dedicated chef. All 14 employees at The Workshop will be cross-trained so they’ll be comfortable in both spaces, said Kirkwood. A few new employees will join the mix.

…He plans to carry The Workshop’s model of using local, seasonal ingredients in offerings at The Remedy. When The Remedy isn’t serving breakfast, it will be available for party and event bookings, Kirkwood said.

The Workshop’s beverage license will extend to The Remedy, he said, so both establishments will offer drinks.

Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates and click below to view some photos of the new space!

 

Batali raves about Harvest

Congrats to Simon at Harvest on a king-sized shoutout from Mario Batali on Twitter over Thanksgiving Weekend!

  via Twitter: Wheeyumbang!! @RoamingHarvest is damn fun and DELICIOUS!! We will be back again and again….!!! Thanks a zillion!

 

Harvest by Mario Batali

 

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