It looks like Lucky 8’s will be part of our 2012 year in review restaurant highlights. After our talk with chef Justin Strnad about his project’s push for a 2011 debut, the buzz following Wednesday night’s VIP preview at the 14th and Union restaurant is that Lucky is likely to be open for business starting Sunday, New Year’s Day 2012.
Lucky 8’s is part of the Oola Distillery complex built out of the old La Panzanella Bakery space but its main entry is on 14th Ave.
Sandwiched between bear bar Diesel and the under-construction Zoe, another 2012 debutante, Lucky 8’s will feature Strnad’s renditions of what they are calling “traditional” Chinese/American fare — including takeout and, eventually delivery.
Lucky 8’s joins 12th Ave’s Chungee’s in offering Chinese cuisine of the take-out or sit-down variety. Broadway’s Bako fills out the fancier end of the spectrum on north Broadway. UPDATE: Don’t forget Little Shanghai in the Harvard Market shopping center. We did. These guys are opening soon, too.
It should be another busy week for food and drink as we’re hearing talk of another project joining Lucky 8’s in planning to open any minute now on Capitol Hill. More on that soon.