abc
QUICK LINKS:

Tapas Bar Set to Open in Superior

Updated: 05/14/2014 6:15 PM
Created: 05/14/2014 4:26 PM WDIO.com
By: Maarja Anderson

On the corner of Broadway and Hammond in Superior, sits the old city hall. It's a building built more than 100 years ago. Today, it's full of new businesses, the newest is the Spirit Room.

"We're putting on the finishing touches... the tables are coming in and the bar top is coming in," said manager Lindsey Graskey.

They're still a month out from setting the tables and serving up dishes, but when they do, they'll be serving up all kinds of tapas.

"They're small mini-masterpieces, instead of the traditional dinner...you come in, you order these small plates of food, and it's developed to have conversation with people," she explained.

It allows diners to mix and match. The menu is still in the works, but chef Curtis LaBreche says it will be tasty and always changing.

"We are doing some things with ahi, we have seared scallops, we're going to do a number of other things, like Asian skewers," he explained.

LaBreche said they will be keeping their menu and their brew local.

As for the decor? It's all about replicating the old building around the restaurant. Vintage chandeliers hang, the windows are oversized, and parts of the old elevator line the wall.

Graskey said it's unique design and food is exactly what Superior needs.

"I think people want to come to a restaurant like this and call it their own," she said.

Last October, Eyewitness News was inside the Spirit Room at the very beginning while filming a story about spooky happenings in the old building. But Graskey says, while the name may be fitting, that's not the spirit they're talking about.

"There are many stories that this place could possibly be haunted, not to scare anyone or anything...but it actually stems from the idea of spirit as in liquor," she explained.

Diners will have the chance to judge the name and food for themselves when the Spirit Room opens in mid-June. They plan to be open Monday-Friday 4-11 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Front Page

  • New York Officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in City

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

  • Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

    More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

  • Lydia Marie Barney Woman Charged with Murder after Stabbing in Stoney Brook Township

    There is new development in the murder case on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The husband of the victim has been released, and he is facing no charges. Instead, the woman who police had been searching for, Lydia Marie Barney, has been charged with second degree murder.

  • No Injuries in Early Morning Esko Structure Fire

    Deputies say there were no injuries in an early morning structure fire in Esko Thursday. Crews responded to the 200 block of Nelson Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies said the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

    An Aitkin County man is in custody and another person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cass County. 

 

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 10/24/2014 11:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement