Monday, June 25, 2012

We just did a menu change and added crab cakes to the menu. Here we are serving them with a spicy cabbage salad and a cilantro roasted corn relish.
Check out our menu for other new items. 
Kaiserschmarrn is my house favorite, but please it does take no less then 20 minutes to prepare. Please have patience and you will get to love this Austrian pancake.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This is what it looked like in front of the Slide Inn this morning. Today was the Rock and Roll Run.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

This could be anywhere in Bavaria
Shots from our opening party 1'st night.

Some of our baked goods just before they go into the oven, Bavarian style pretzels & pumpernickel bread.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wer mag Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte? oder hausgemachte Bretzen?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Did several things today, took lots of pictures, cooked and ate plenty of sausages, sliders and hamburgers.... They were they Good.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Today was a sausage making day. We made Weisswurst, Bratwurst and turkey, sage and apple sausages.
I'll be making tofu,carrot and curry next.
The sausages are all Gluten Free!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The newest pics are up. We open on May 10th for business, so excited!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Each area we are creating will have it's own feel. This is going to be one of our seating areas complete with vintage orange couches and Keane paintings.
I'll be adding other photos as we work on the various areas of "The Slide Inn"

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wow! we did all the floors today. They look amazing! We are so looking forward to decorating the space. Lenor has such a great eye for details and color.
We have an amazing collection of very themed 70's style decorations that will be going up soon.
Thanks to the help of Armando who has been instrumental in the space coming together.
I am going to start working more on the food pretty soon.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

We are beginning to install our church benches, it's all starting to come together.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Today I finished building a log table which we will be using in our Lounge area.
The beams are 3" thick.

I also brined sauerkraut since it takes a good month to brine. It will soon turn sour as it begins to ferment. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Our Lighting is up now, looking so cool. It has been so exiting creating a new restaurant.
I think I'll need a couple of days off though.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A lot of our wall space is done in natural wood. It's going to be earthy and natural looking.
Can't wait to get our Mid Century wall sconces hung.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

As our theme to "The Slide Inn' is going to be Mid Century Mod we found some artwork done by Margaret Keane during that time.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One of our tables from il Piatto contained a "secret drawer" that only some people knew about, others discovered it during their dining experience, but most did not.
When "The Slide Inn" opens you too can create your own memories if you discover the specific table where hundreds of messages were found.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Can you imagine a place called "The Slide Inn" that would not even have a fireplace,
Well we do. You might not be able to warm your toes next to it, but it does glow.
We have been hunting for treasures, and we had to buy this one.

Monday, March 19, 2012

This was just day one, but we sure got a lot done today!

We are officially closed as of today. I will post some pics of a  "Naked il Piatto" as we remove the heart and soul of what made il Piatto such a special place later today.
As we mourn the loss of il Piatto we look forward to a new beginning and what will soon be "The Slide Inn"

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tonight is our last night as il Piatto, we will be serving 5:30-9:30pm tonight.
Join our Blog and you can view pictures of "The Slide Inn" as it happens.
Thank you to all our loyal customers over the years.
We hope you will join us in our newest endeavor.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's the big countdown with il Piatto closing in 5 days. That's right we close after dinner service on Sunday, March 18'th. After that I'll be slaving with the remodeling process which could take up to 2 whole months to redo what has been around for seventeen years.
The transformation will all be view-able right here on the blog site so keep checking back!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Managed to pick up an orange couch today, should fit in nicely. Also got a few of those vintage star shaped wall clocks. Hopefully we will be done in a month or so. Working on my menu's this evening, next comes our Brunch menu. Going to have Vegan waffles with house made lavender syrup, does that sound good or what?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

No Going Backwards

Today is the first day we will begin to announce our intentions. It is a sad day as we know we can no longer go back, at the same time I am very exited about our ideas and prospects of the future. We have some amazing ideas about the food, decor and all the incredible beers we will have. It has been a very creative past month deciding on menu items and interior design and colors.
I hope you'll add us to the list of blogs that you will follow as I will be posting shortly daily blogs as the work begins. Our last day as we know il Piatto will be on Sunday, March 18'th, so please stop on in prior and you can see the amazing transformation about to occur.
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Not to worry, Jade Lounge will continue to operate and offer live, free music.