Timelines mean little in the restaurant business. That's why it comes as no surprise that meat-focused FlintCreek Cattle Co, announced and named almost a year ago, is still under construction in Greenwood.
The restaurant is a new venture from RockCreek co-owners and seafood whizzes Christy Given and chef Eric Donnelly, a semifinalist for this year's James Beard Awards. FlintCreek was originally projected for last fall, and as of October 2015 City Living Seattle reported that the owners were "putting the finishing touches on" the space at 8421 Greenwood, at the corner of N 85th Street. After delays, last month Eater anticipated a winter opening.
But a recent peek inside at the bar, the mezzanine, and the open kitchen suggests things may be coming together for a spring launch. Posters in the windows promise "responsibly raised game meats," and Donnelly has said he'll focus on lean proteins like buffalo, lamb, venison, and bison. Take a look at the interior progress in the photos below, and drop a line if you spot any further signs of change.