Monday, November 8, 2010
In Trouble Already?!
"Gastro smokehouse" Ole Hardwood opened in the South Loop the last week of October and is already having a few issues.
Over the weekend, two of the three ovens weren't working, leaving kitchen staffers in a frenzy to work with only one to crank out barbecue for a full house of customers. They also did not have any ribs in a restaurant whose signature dish is ribs.
Apparently, the owners are the same guys who previously owned the short-lived Utopia International Caribbean Cuisine and Exposure Tapas in the same location.
They just launched lunch last week. Maybe they need to focus on getting the dinner service under control before moving on to something new . . .