New Green Lake restaurant ‘Eight Row’ opens today!
The latest addition to the Green Lake area, Eight Row aims to capture the nostalgia of growing up in Washington state while showcasing the diversity of American cuisine. And, if there’s someone with the experience to make that dream a reality, it’s chef and owner David Nichols.
The name ‘Eight Row’ itself is a nod to Nichols’ youth spent on his family’s cherry orchard near Wenatchee. The row number refers to the size, while eight itself represents the largest, and therefore rarest, cherries around.
But Nichols also feels that the core of American cuisine is “the mingling of imported traditions, habits, and flavors and weaving it into something new”. So, expect everything from oysters to pasta to braised lamb shoulder and seafood dishes.
While that might seem daunting, Nichols’ history in the food industry has given him the experience needed to execute at the highest levels. Following formal training at The French Culinary Institute in New York, he worked alongside restaurateur and Chopped judge Marc Murphy for a few years.
But, he felt the call of home and returned a few years back. He first worked at Queen Anne Hall as the executive chef before moving on to Rider at the Hotel Theodore. So yeah, the guy has been around the block a few times.
Wrap all this up and you’ve got a restaurant that will be impressive whether you’re there for a drink after work, a meal with your family, or weekend brunch with friends.
Which is why we’re so excited to try it all.
When: Opens today, August 20, at 4PM
Where: 7102 Woodlawn Avenue NE