Seattle Restaurant Openings

An Opening Date for Cal’s Classic American

The new Kent restaurant from former Bastille chef Shannon Galusha starts serving later this month.

By Jessica Voelker October 10, 2011

Shannon Galusha

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.

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