Well, here I am, once again with an update on the continuing saga re: The Owyhee’s Kindness bar/lounge. Mostly, I am lamenting that, contrary to what I wrote in my last post, I did not stop in for drinks there on my birthday, which was last Saturday. I tried — but when we traipsed up to the doors we were met with a stern employee who said “It’s not open.” With my little entourage surrounding me, I felt kind of like Dorothy with her friends trying to get into Oz, but then told by the guy at the gate they couldn’t get in “no way, no how.”
Fast forward to today (and don’t worry, we were able to have a fine birthday bash down the road at The Modern, always a classy choice). After trading a few emails with Christina Navarro, who is handling PR for Kindness (it’s a word with meaning, people — use it!), once again, I found out some new news.
First, the lounge/bar’s name is not The Oasis (which I am a little sad about, I was humming Midnight at the Oasis all last week, so bummer). It is “The Owyhee Lounge by Kindness.”
Also, while Kindness the restaurant is slated to open 4-10 p.m. Aug. 7, The Owyhee Lounge by Kindness is now open, Navarro said, for coffee and cocktails: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
One more update: If you are a Gamekeeper Oysters or Prawns lover, rejoice. I tried out the recipe posted on last week’s blog. All I can say is, when I closed my eyes, I was right there in our old booth, sipping on a Bob-and-Jeanne martini, listening to Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs — and tantalizing my tastebuds with the most succulent, divine appetizers on earth.