SPOKANE, Washington (March 6, 2019) – A recreated menu. A renewed emphasis on food and service. A more customer-centric approach. That’s all good news for Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery patrons. But it means that, beginning Monday, March 18, the restaurant, which re-opened last year after a six-month renovation, will no longer be offering lunch – focusing instead on a new dinner-driven menu.
“When it comes right down to it,” explains Steam Plant sales director Kelli Campbell, “we’re a dinner destination. We’re the place you go to impress a first date, or to take your out-of-town relatives for a magical evening.” So it makes sense, she says, to play to their strengths, like offering truly inventive, locally sourced cuisine and hand-crafted brews seven days a week from 3 p.m. to close.
According to general manager Jeff Cooney, there are also practical reasons for the shift in focus, centered mostly around a menu that specializes in painstakingly prepared food. “Smoking a beef brisket, slow-cooking a chicken on the rotisserie…it all takes time and care and patience,” he says. But, he’s quick to add, that attention to detail – along with the restaurant’s location in the heart of Spokane’s entertainment and arts district – is why dinner service has been such a success over the last year.
The Steam Plant will continue to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner for private parties and corporate meetings in its five event spaces, which range in size from a 16-person private dining room (that was once an actual boiler) to an open-air rooftop event space for 150. The Kitchen + Brewery offers happy hour seven days a week from 3 to 6 p.m., live music every Thursday at 5 p.m., and valet parking Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m.
Supplying steam heat to more than 300 downtown businesses at its peak, the Steam Plant, designed by renowned Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter and built in 1916, operated for nearly 70 years before it was ultimately shuttered. A 1996 renovation by owner Avista Development and developer Wells & Company converted the industrial building into a mixed-use facility; the most recent transformation, completed in 2017, offers destination dining, premiere events, and both office and retail space. For more information, visit steamplantspokane.com.
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