Live Music In The Sun, Jazzy Brunch, and My Letter of Thanks.
WE’RE OPEN…FOR FOOD, FUN & FRIENDS!
Live Music on the Patio Monday – Saturday Evenings This Week
With the 70+ and sunny weather all week, we’re hosting some of the best musicians in the PNW on our “Waterfall Stage” every evening. Outdoor reservations can be made HERE.
LIVE MUSIC FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH TOO!
(if the weather holds).
The Best Brunch Around Returns this Weekend
The forecast for flavor, creativity, and care for next weekend is better than the forecast of the weather. Tavern launches our 5-star brunch next weekend. If the weather holds, we’ll feature a jazz quartet on Sunday. Reservation can be made HERE.
New Brunch Hours:
Sat 11am – 3pm; Sunday 9am – 3pm
And my moment to say thank you…
Dear Tavern Friends:
My 25th wedding anniversary was last Wednesday, a night before Tavern reopened after 2.5 months. While an army of 31 rusty employees gathered at Tavern to plan service for a restaurant configured in ways they had never seen under state-mandated laws they’ve never imagined, I took the night off to spend with Joelle and celebrate the only commitment still within my control.
Because I sent you a million emails per week over the last 2.5 months and you’ve yet to unsubscribe, I don’t need to tell you how we spent our months at Tavern. What I can tell you is that those 2.5 months – including the night before opening – was spent wondering whether what we were doing was enough, whether our guests would return, whether our employees would be able to keep their jobs, whether my life’s savings would be eradicated before the defiant virus holding it hostage.
Your support was that voice of encouragement standing on my right shoulder fueling optimism about the days and months ahead and it triumphed over the little devil standing on my left. So many of you stepped up to support Tavern, me, my staff, and what we as a family believe in. When we opened for take out, you showed up. When I woke up looking down the barrel of uncertainty with a hair-brained scheme to feed scared, unemployed people and asked for your help, you showed up to do your part to ease their worry. In my moments of greatest concern, a thank-you card would arrive. My mailbox filled with bills and unemployment forms on two occasions had a check with a note saying, “I’m at real risk and can’t leave my house, but here’s a little money to keep your free food program going.” Three people (honestly) from across the country bought “fancy” meals and asked that my team identify unemployed people standing in line for free food on what should have been a special occasion and surprise them with a meal befitting their occasion.
And when we opened, you were there. Our last four days were nearly record-setting. The great weather with our giant patio allows us about 1.5 times the seating capacity that we have in the winter, even with today’s table spacing… and we’ve been packed because you’ve proven that you all care – whether you’ve made it in yet or not.
Thank you. Thanks for coming, thanks for giving, thanks for enjoying. Most of all, thanks for believing. It worked.