March is shaping up to be insane. We’re releasing our book on the 1st and promoting the entire week at both restaurants for sales and signings! I’ll be at both places signing books like crazy. Really looking forward to it. SXSW just after that and a big push into April as KO continues to take stride and take it’s rightful place next to Uchi as sister establishments.
Ko staff had a goal: 400 covers on a saturday night. They labeled it project “cobra falcon”. I thought it would take at least another 6-12 months to get that many people in on one night, but WE DID IT last saturday night! 441 covers; over 50 of which were in our PDR. Lots of happy people, staff and customers alike. The energy was unbelievable. Next up is the crazy goal of 500 in a night. Names tossed around for that last night: the Cracken, Honey beaver, and bald eagle sashimi. LOL. (im open to suggestions!…but whatever it is, it has to be epic sounding. ) Love that our staff is having a great time and continues to push the envelope. Reminds me of another place of mine years back called….Uchi. I remember in 2004 i thought our max possible ever night would be $7k. I told people that $10k was impossible. By 2006, we had nights of $18k. The busier we got: the better,fresher the products….the more people came…and so it went. A spinning cycle of a kitchen line, a sushi line and a badass FOH staff ready to kick it out better and better every single day. The push continues, bring on the eagle!