Playing on themes of the macabre and the cold, wet chill of a foggy, silent Capitol Hill, Grim’s is set to open this weekend on 11th Ave. The e-mail announcing the opening — included below — answers some of the mystery surrounding the project including who is collaborating with Laura Olson, the entrepreneur behind Po Dog and Auto Battery who is now taking a spin in a whole different direction.
Po Dog and Auto Battery are CHS advertisers.
Khampaeng Panyathong’s menu will include a ‘gourmet adaptation of classics,’ the e-mail from Grim’s designer and Olson’s business and life partner Chris Pardo tells us. What it doesn’t address is the behind the scenes branding discussions that must have went on. We heard Grim’s. And then Grim. And now Grim’s again. We also just might have heard wrong.
Grim’s replaces Grey Gallery at the 1512 11th Ave location. More details on how the Grey drama played out here. Here’s the mail sent out by Pardo of Pb Elemental. A special preview party is planned for Saturday with Grim’s gearing up for everybody on Sunday.
Steampunk meets Silent Hill in Seattle’s newest restaurant/lounge recycled, reclaimed, salvaged and re-purposed for your pleasure. Designed by Pb elemental architecture, Grim’s is a purveyor of gourmet provisions and spirits offering lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Enjoy traditional scratch cocktails as well as new hybrid concoctions. Make sure not to miss the Butterfly Lounge featuring over thirty species of exotic butterflies on display.
Led by the culinary team of Laura Olson (owner of Po Dog, Auto Battery) & Khampaeng Panyathong (formerly of Spring Hill & Herbfarm), Grim’s menu takes ahold of the industrial revolution cafeteria decor and delivers a gourmet adaption of classics. These are not your forefathers salads, soups & sandwiches…try the Bangkok PB featuring spicy coconut peanut butter spread, cucumber, mint and orange marmalade on fresh baguette, a Banana Nutella Panini or one of seven signature crostini plates. Of course we also offer classics like grilled cheese, tomato soup, french dip and more.
Check-in often as we will have a rotating menu and selection of drinks. For those who were fortunate enough to be one of our first 500 “like” on Facebook… you will enjoy a sneak preview of Grim’s this Saturday! Everyone else we will be open starting Sunday with an official grand opening party next Thursday December 9th!