The much anticipated fixed-place restaurant from Skillet Street Food is ready to serve you. CHS visited 14th and Union’s Skillet Diner for a media preview Tuesday night. Inside, we found things had played out much as Josh Henderson told us he hoped they would when we first visited the space in the Chloe building with him in March — including the 1970s-era Frigidaire green stools and booths we were promised. Official opening of the restaurant is slated for the 20th with a Friday morning debut of the diner’s breakfast menu.
Locals might want to swing by the next two days around lunch and dinner time, however — this restaurant is ready to roll.
CHS tried a few bites of the menu which has taken the Skillet mobile oeuvre and expanded it with the physical space and the ability to deliver more technical culinary work outside the confines of an Airstream trailer. “A lot of this will be a nod to our past,” Henderson told us early this spring. “We just needed space.” The menu ranges from breakfasts to sandwiches to entres to deserts. It’s a diner so, yes, they have a milkshake mixer.
Inside, you’ll find a full-on diner layout with a long counter and several sure-to-be coveted booths. A fleet of high-chairs stands at the ready. Skillet has apparently done its research on the Hill’s mutli-generational brunch crowds.
Starting Friday, plan has been for the diner to be open every day starting at 7 AM before shutting down at midnight. The crew has been planning for a 2 AM close on weekends but we need to confirm if this will be the case in these first weeks as things settle in.