Last night Jamie Boudreau dispatched an update on his forthcoming bar Canon, shedding light on the name and announcing that fellow big-name barman Nathan Weber will be joining him behind the bar.
The bar's full name, Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium, is apparently a nod to the canonical nature of the drink list; according to Boudreau it will contain more than 100 cocktails with the classics prominently featured. In the kitchen will be chef Melinda Bradley, who Boudreau says worked at Marcus Samuelsson's Aquavit and Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud in New York City. The bar will be open until 2 a.m. and serve its full menu 'til 1:30 a.m.
Canon is still planning an August open; Boudreau has been busy converting the former address of Licorous into a slightly more opulent (and more wallpapered) den of imbibement. The mahogany and birch bar was even stained with Angostura bitters.
Boudreau, who came to Seattle back in the day to head up downtown cocktail destination Vessel (are they ever reopening, by the way?) also worked at Knee High Stocking Co. and as a brand ambassador before getting his own long-awaited bar project rolling. Weber was previously bar manager at Tavern Law, then he was at Rob Roy, and most recently he popped up at Mistral Kitchen.
Also, the release describes the stretch of 12th Avenue occupied by Canon (and down-the-way neighbor Ba Bar) as "the burgeoning 'South of Madison' area of Capitol Hill. A new microhood in the making?