Since opening in Georgetown in mid-March, Sisters and Brothers has put the "hot" in hot spot. The restaurant's signature Nashville hot chicken has been so popular it's a daily sellout — sometimes by noon, and that's after opening at 11 a.m.
To take the pressure off, the owners have decided to bring in some extra help and suspend lunch service for the time being. Effective immediately, the kitchen is only open Tuesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. The bar will open an hour earlier and remain open until midnight.
"We are extremely happy with the product we have been putting out and it seems as if we have struck a nerve," co-owner Olivia Hall says. "We have had lines wrapped around our building before the doors even open for the day, and have sold out of that day's stock — and the next day's!"
While it sounds as if diners will have less opportunity to burn their faces off with chicken rubbed and battered in hot hot heat, Hall promises this adjustment is actually an important step toward offering more of the beloved burn.
Though the restaurant has tried to tailor its hours to space things out more evenly, the kitchen needs a major overhaul. "It's been under construction since we opened, and in order to accelerate that, we needed to make the call to focus on dinner for the time being," Hall says.
Hall praises head chef Chris Barton and his "deep kitchen bench" for busting ass and moving chicken every day, but adds that the eatery has brought in an extra hand for even more efficiency: Seattle superstar Miles James.
If the name doesn't ring a bell, James owned Dot's Delicatessen (RIP sweet sandwich haven) and has helped out at Eater 38 mainstays Il Corvo and Hitchcock Deli since his own glorious, ill-fated Fremont restaurant closed. He also happens to have grown up with Sisters and Brothers co-owner Jake Manny on Bainbridge Island.
No word yet on when lunch service may return, but eventually the restaurant plans to accompany it with brunch, too.
1128 S Albro Pl, Seattle, WA 98108, (206) 762-3767, website. Kitchen open Tuesday to Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., bar open Tuesday to Sunday 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.