UPDATE 10/24 Cal’s will open October 25.
Former Bastille chef Shannon Galusha has a new project in Kent called Cal’s Classic American, as the Seattle Times’ Nancy Leson told us back in May.
But now, an opening date: Cal’s begins serving lunch and dinner on Saturday, October 22 according to a rep for the restaurant. The press materials promise an all-day menu in the 110-seat dining room with no entree over $20 and lots of comfort food on the dinner menu (chicken pot pie, braised brisket, pot roast). Desserts include homemade ice cream—bubble gum is among the flavors—and carrot cake.
A 65-seat bar will have a snacky menu featuring brown butter and sea salt popcorn and fried peanuts. Also promised: a lot of beers on tap, some wines, and a "Prohibition style" cocktail program (that probably means pre-Prohibition, since Prohibition-era drinks were generally horrible-tasting health hazards).
Galusha’s partners in the project are Jeff Chandler and Matthew Schweitzer; the three formed the company Classic Concepts Group with the goal of opening a whole bunch of new restaurants in the Puget Sound area, according to Leson. Cal’s, it seems, is just the beginning. Find it at 504 Ramsay Way in Kent.