A cruel April Fools' joke it was not. Radiator Whiskey wasn't quite ready to unveil itself to the public April 1, but this just in: it will indeed open to the masses on April 17. In fact, the PR team says it's "set in stone." That means in less than two weeks, owner Dan Bugge, chefs Tyler Palagi and Charlie Garrison and bar manager Sara Rosales will be ready to roll out the red carpet with their technique-focused charcuterie and smoked meats menu that will wash down nicely with a hefty selection of brown liquors.
The Matt's in the Market sibling bar across the hall is still putting the finishing touches on the interior, which includes:
· Bartops, walls, and tabletops made from Nathan Hale H.S. bleachers
· A floor from the building (c. 1906) that housed Seattle's first boilermaker
· Chairs from El Camino that, according to Palagi, were "bright bright yellow schoolhouse chairs and we lit them on fire and then stained them with tung oil."
Radiator Whiskey will open at 4 pm and stay open until late to allow chefs and other industry folks to come in for some after work sustenance.