May. 14, 2013 at 8:41am
Controversy swirls around 1022 and Hilltop Kitchen. However, as thriving business districts such as Pike Place Market have long discovered, the more businesses in the area the better so as to make the district a destination and a greater draw and success for everyone.
We need both businesses to succeed to further the rebuilding of Tacoma storefront by storefront.
Here is the latest article on the upcoming Hilltop Kitchen.
The name and the partner suggest Americana. Not so. This time around, Keil is focusing on spirits of Latin America—like cachaca, tequila, rum, and my newly beloved mezcal. He got into rum in his early bartending days working at a “tiki-esque” bar. And Keil says he likes mezcal because it’s a spirit made mostly in tiny batches by individual farmers in Oaxaca, a sort of boozy take on the farm-to-table way of thinking. Expect lots of housemade stuff, including some shrubs. And plenty of whiskey. Because really, why not?
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