Finally, a restaurant to fill the Palomino space
Remember a lifetime ago when Palomino Eurobistro (it later dropped the “eurobistro” and replaced it with a variety of things, each stranger than the last) was the hottest restaurant in town? Located in the O’Dell building on the north end of downtown, the beautiful crowd flocked there for months on end. Then it lost its way, struggled for a while, and closed.
After going vacant for months, renovation has begun in order to accommodate GW Fins, a high-end seafood restaurant out of New Orleans. This will be the second location. The PR rep tells me they’re shooting for a mid September opening. The New Orleans location has received a lot of press attention since opening about six years ago, including writeups in Esquire, Gourmet, and Bon Appetit. Check out the web site for that and the menu, which changes daily (the PR rep also tells me that Executive Chef (and co-owner–gotta love that) Tenney Flynn plans to use Carolina seafood). —R.T.