Restaurant Development & Design

NOV-DEC 2018

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N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • 3 1 Boiler Nine Bar + Grill Opened: July 2016 Designers: Slic Interiors, Kathy Steele, STG Design Located in the historic Seaholm Power Plant, which generated power for the city of Aus- tin until 1989, Boiler Nine is a four-story, 10,000-plus-square-foot restaurant from La Corsha Hospitality Group. Designers strove to preserve as much of the historic building as possible, reimaging the cement steel-heavy space and adding teal and gray colors to create a welcoming dining and drinking destina- tion for nearby Seaholm neighbors and all of Austin. In a nod to the building's original power source, Executive Chef Jason Stude serves a coal-Žred, broiler-focused menu in the main dining room. Director of Beverage and Bars Jason Stevens heads up a subterranean cocktail laboratory located in the basement that offers snacks alongside vintage and creative cocktails. The Deck Nine Observatory Bar overlooks the cityscape on the fourth 'oor with a satellite kitchen for à la minute dishes. Outdoor patios on the mezzanine level seat 300 guests and provide additional bar space. Artifacts retained from the restoration remain on display on the walls along with a large-scale mural inspired by the power plant created by local artist Mila Sketch. Mattie's at Green Pastures Opened: March 2017 Designers: Joel Mozersky (Interior), Ryen Burrus of Clayton & Little Architects Among the Bouldin Creek neighborhood grounds covered in ancient live oak trees, white-feathered peacocks roaming the Želds and the subtle scent of biscuits in the air lies Mattie's, named after one of Green Pastures' original owners, Martha "Mattie" Miner Faulk. The brainchild of Austin developer Greg Porter and La Corsha Hospitality Group, the restaurant takes over a legendary, 19th-century era estate. It's the product of an extensive 13-month restoration project carefully ex- ecuted to preserve the original heritage of the property and was done in collaboration with landscape architecture Žrm Mark Word Design. Mattie's features three bars throughout the property, including an outdoor bar on the lawn. The inside bars include one on the main 'oor in the powder blue lounge space, and another in the second 'oor's upstairs dining room adorned with a regal peacock wallpaper design and richly hued furniture. The Table Royale, Mattie's private dining room, seats an ad- ditional 16 guests. The kitchen, on the ground level, features a custom-designed, stainless steel, wood-Žred grill. Blue banquettes, cherry wood tables and vintage brass tulip Žxtures grace the main dining area. Even the host stand provides an extra 'ourish: originally from a pharmacy on the river Seine in Paris, 'anked by other vintage pieces sourced from 'ea markets and local artisans. Photos courtesy of Nick Simonite Photos courtesy of Cody Graham

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