Wood floor just about done. The 80 year old knotty pine likes its new home and final resting place. If those boards could talk!
About Fat Angel
Fat Angel was born out of a passion for The Fillmore District. We are a casual wine bar and cafe that serves comforting food and drink to the community. We offer a handpicked, eclectic mix of wine and beer that spans the globe, focusing on regions and producers that offer exceptional value and quality. Our restaurant was built with reclaimed, repurposed, and recycled materials from around San Francisco. This creates an intimate, old world environment, perfect for hanging out with friends, drinking a glass of wine, and eating a nourishing meal. Fat Angel's mission is to become The Fillmore's benchmark in food, service, price, & atmosphere.
Top photo is one of two pieces of our "Angel Frame" being fabricated out of galvenized steal. Should look killer once completed.
Bottom shot is our 23 foot awning. Mine as well be a sailboat mast.
Below are some before and after pictures the sprinkler system.
So our sprinkler heads are being relocated somewhere in our space. Finally.
Since last we spoke, Fat Angel has officially gone plaid. Great Wall Construction–our esteemed contractor–has officially lost the Great moniker and is now called Wall Construction. What a month it’s been. Man, words can’t describe the inefficiencies and neglect we’ve witnessed from the people we’ve hired to execute a simple project. Last week officially marked our two month over schedule anniversary. Wall Construction started strong and has since turned into a limp excuse for a construction company. Obviously our time should be spent dialing in our menu, filling in the design holes, or putting together some marketing, however this past month has been all about dragging our contractor to the finish line.
I jest not, Cyrick and I have placed a saddle on our contractor, put a bit in his mouth, and a yoke on his shoulders. Of course we play Good Cop Bad Cop (Jason bad Cyrick good, played naturally), so I get to turn bright red and express my feelings while Cyrick mops up whatever damage I’ve left. We’ve decided that our next project is going to be done solely by us, no one else, we’ll save the money, heartache, and time involved in hiring “professionals”. There was a moment last week when I became the smartest guy in the room. First time in my life, I looked around the room at the people surrounding me and said, “Wow, this is it, these people are morons, they are not masters of their craft, I’m embarrassed for them”. I guess if people did what they say they would, for the price agreed, and the time frame specified, there wouldn’t be much to concern ourselves with, however the exact opposite has happened and frankly we’re over it.
The 80/20 rule has yet again proven to be the template by which everything is measured.
From the looks of things, and giving a conservative estimate as to when we’ll be open, the middle of next month looks like a safe bet. However, I’ve been saying three weeks for 2 months so nothings written in stone.
Here are some recent photos to timeline what’s been going on….
1) Wow, 250lb keg cooler being installed. Almost knocked down the bar wall getting it into place. She’s a peach, though, a Continental 3-door keg cooler that will soon have a 6 faucet brass mushroom beer tower attached. 2) shot of the bar.
1) Cyrick with half a broom. 2) Kitchen window we’ve decided to close off. We’re going to place a large mirror in front of this hole as it faces the bathroom. Our smart overpaid architect thought it a good idea to have a huge window connecting the bathroom and the kitchen. So when you walk out of the john, you and the cook can lock eyes and have a moment together.
1) My buddy Dave Campbell came into town and lent a hand building the organ feature of Fat Angel. 2) Behind our bar. Cyrick and I tiled the bar and sealed the floor, giving our contractor a needed hand.
This is crunch time…..stick with us….should be open within the first few weeks of the new year….we hope:)