Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chef Alison Swope's Restaurant K Set to Close!

::Resturant Buzz::

Resturant K closed on June 23,2008.

Chef Alison Swope( Santa Fe East & Andale), whose Andale resturant closed in 2006, opened Resturant K on Monday September 17,2007 to rave reviews from foodies all over the metro area.

The Resturant K location that filled the prime location of the former Jimmy’s on K Street location at (1700 K St. NW). Owned by Portland, Ore.-based McCormick & Schmick’s, its executive chef was Alison Swope and its general manager was Jim McVeigh. The McCormick & Schmick’s group just opened a brand new McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside location in National Harbor just this past week making seven location under the umbrella in the region. Despite the balmy weather reports are that this past weekend the resturant was far from capacity even on its grand opening weekend.

According to a press release from the company “current economic conditions have led to the business decision to close this restaurant and reallocate its resources to our core McCormick & Schmick’s branded establishments … We deeply appreciate Alison’s skills and hard work and hope to incorporate her as part of our culinary development team going forward.”

We hope this isn't a sign for the flurry of new resturants and lounges that are set to open in the city in the coming months. Chef Alison Swope is scheduled to move into a role on the culinary team for the resturant group.

Josh B.