The homeowners of Gratitude Kitchen and Bar opened 4 years in the past in Newport Seaside pondering essentially the most healthful dishes could be the preferred objects on the menu. However they discovered in any other case and are actually going to shut the restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. three and reopen as Gracias Madre in November to offer locals extra of what they need.
“We’ve had a gentle clientele and folks love us however we’re not getting the common attraction and quantity of individuals we had been hoping for and that the scale of that area wants. So we simply stated we’ve got a pair totally different ideas and so far as the delicacies, what they’re asking for is extra Mexican,” stated co-owner Ryland Engelhart. “We have now an important Mexican restaurant in LA and San Francisco that we love, so let’s shift just a bit bit and see if that speaks to a extra normal inhabitants in Newport Seaside.”
Café Gratitude was based by Ryland’s mother and father, Matthew and Terces Engelhart, who began a small chain within the Bay Space serving plant-based and natural meals. They’ve three ideas: Café Gratitude, Gratitude Kitchen and Bar, and Gracias Madre. In Southern California, Café Gratitude areas, which serve beer and wine, could be discovered within the LA Arts District, Venice and Larchmont. There’s a Gracias Madre restaurant with a full bar in West Hollywood. The Beverly Hills restaurant is a Gratitude Kitchen and Bar that was the sister to the Newport Seaside location, and it serves cocktails as properly.
One of many challenges in Orange County was that Newport was really a Gratitude Kitchen and Bar and clients won’t have understood that. “It was the next finish model of Café Gratitude with a full bar and we had a tough time shaking that. We’re shifting and reworking from Gratitude to Gracias Madre,” Engelhart stated. “The…