Burning the early night oil.

Everyone at the Echoplex is working hard.  Restaurant Nephew (and son to Private Events Coordinator Nicole) Aiden Rasmussen having a crack at the books.

Beautiful weather tonight, a change of atmospheric sound in the Brew Room and the bar, and a fantastic new cocktail bringing in a lively crowd on a Friday night. A few folks in the bar tonight that wanted to talk bees, hoping to maybe relocate their hive in our direction.  It’s amazing how one thing can lead to another.  Building a community happens in so many ways when you put yourself out there, and I’m so proud of the team at Echo and the way that they’ve thrown themselves into the work with enthusiasm.  Anyone that walks into the building should get a sense of excitement that we all share.

The bees themselves are pretty chill, as Aiden and I took a trip cross-creek to investigate and found them lackadaisically buzzing on their respective stoops.  Everything is heading to bloom, and we are trying to mitigate the effects of the quasi-winter storm from the other day.

The First

The first time I’ve posted on a blog, but this is still the first time opening and operating a restaurant, so it’s less daunting.

Restaurant Echo is sixteen months and thirteen days old, and it still feels absolutely brand new.  There are no shortages of places to improve, of ways we can better express our mission, of ways to communicate with our guests and our potential guests.  This is one of those ways I suppose.

Right now it’s all about the garden and the changing season and getting the most out of the product, out of ourselves, and out of the building.  WIth 16,700 square feet to deal with and a few acres outside, you are never wanting for work.  I’m sure anyone doing this has a full dance card, but the focus now is on doing the most with our work.