[Photo: flour + water]
With Josh Henderson's Quality Athletics and Cone & Steiner moving in, the Stadium Place project in Pioneer Square is exciting enough. But there's room for more. Girin, a Korean-meets-Pacific Northwest steakhouse concept from the owner of Momiji, Umi Sake House, and Kushibar, is opening next year in the building to the north of CenturyLink Field.
Owner Steven Han plucked chef Brandon Kirksey to lead the kitchen from flour+water, the James Beard-nominated San Francisco restaurant. Before moving to the Bay Area, Kirksey worked in the kitchen at Ethan Stowell's Tavolata in Belltown.
Onto the menu: Expect nose-to-tail meat (which will hang in its raw form from the ceiling in a street-facing locker in the spirit of Asian butcher shops,) fresh fish, bimbimbap, ssam, and more produce-centric small plates.
Named after a divine creature in Korean culture that's said to bring "good luck, prosperity and serenity," the dining room will incorporate a modern Korean garden with trees and bamboo. Look for doors to open in early to mid-2015.
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