The kids spent the night at Grandmas yesterday so after sleeping in past 9am for the first time in months Michelle and I went out for a solid five hours worth of wandering. One of our stops, for a late brunch, was at Beatty’s Medina Cafe. They were packed with a line-up out the door (see all those people milling about), and as I was taking pictures out came owner Karri. She was one of the lucky ones, in having breakfast.
I waved at the crowd and jokingly said “You should think about opening up Chambar during the day or expanding”, to which she smiled and said “We are.” After waiting another 15 minutes or so for a table and getting properly ensconced, she reappeared and led me back through the kitchen, down a hall, and into what will very soon be an open concept space that will seat an extra 40 for both restaurants. The table tops and chairs are already in the room, and they look to be about three weeks away from breaking it in (see photos in the gallery).
Fantastic brunch, by the way. That short rib and applewood smoked cheddar fricasee is like cake.