Naming a restaurant after an automobile makes perfect sense for Roz Edison and Kamala Saxton (Marination, Good Bar). The pair got their start, after all, roaming Seattle in their Big Blue truck in 2009; fast forward now and here comes their sixth project in as many years: the newly christened Super Six in Columbia City.
Taking over a former automotive garage with vaulted ceilings on 3714 S Hudson Street, Super Six is named for a Hudson Motor Company sedan released in 1948. The Marination team calls the vintage car "big enough to fit the family but powerful enough to earn driving respect," which is just the spirit Edison and Saxton are going for in this newest brick and mortar, their largest yet.
"Super Six is the perfect combination of our previous ventures, all rolled up in our own backyard," Saxton says. "Columbia City and the south end is a very special place to us. It is where Marination's roots were formed and is where we reside."
At Super Six, expect a Marination-signature Asian menu managed by the team's company chef Angie Roberts (formerly of Boka, Flying Fish, and the W Hotel), which will also incorporate Pacific Northwest staples and elements of American comfort food. Aiming to have something for everyone, the restaurant will also offer espresso, a weekend brunch, a full cocktail bar, and a beer garden with loads of outdoor seating.
Hungry yet? Super Six is slated to open this fall.