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Feast And Fareway To Open Next Month

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 11:03 am

Since this past January the Coronado golf course restaurant has been closed to make way for a new and improved eatery by the name of Feast and Fareway. While the $2 million remodel has been under way, a snack bar has continued to serve food and drinks to golfers on the east side of the building under a large tent. During a recent visit to the site, the restaurant building was still fenced off while the interior is almost finished and waiting for furniture and last minute touches.

Johan Engman and golf pro John Rudolph have partnered to create an attractive restaurant with a wide appeal. Engman is the man behind the Rise and Shine restaurant group who over the years has opened three Fig Tree restaurants and a number of eateries - Breakfast Republic, North Park Breakfast Company and El Jardín, a Mexican restaurant.

Although the square footage of the restaurant remains the same, Engman has created a way that allows him to host big events like weddings, while keeping part of the restaurant open for patrons. The former dining room is now divided into two sections separated by a plant wall. The snack bar on the right of the entrance has been eliminated and the space has been used to create a larger dining area which will serve breakfast and lunch. This area will be the special event dining room during the evenings. The special event bar in one corner will have 20 taps which include 15 beers, Kambucha and more. The outdoor patio on that side of the building is getting a make over with an extension and new structure and that allows for more guests to enjoy the view. The breakfast/lunch and special event room will have a more neutral tone so that it can be easily decorated and the colors won’t clash.

At night, dinner will be served in the left dining room. The original bar has been remodeled and remains in the same spot. This dining room will feature a nautical them with grayish wood, and turquoise as well as green from plants that will be strategically placed. A wine wall is planned for this side of the restaurant. Engman said he was able to have a custom blend made for his restaurant group which will be available at Feast and Fareway called Moments wine. Meant to be the house wine, it will be priced at $6 a glass.

“There’s been this notion that because we are spending all this money [for the remodel] we’ll raise prices. We’re committed to offer a great product at a great value. The dinner menu is not finalized yet but there will only be one item over $30 and prices will range from $17 to $26,” said Engman.

On both sides of the building, new accordion glass doors have been installed that can be open for an outdoor feel, enhanced by string lights on the patios.

The kitchen also received a make over with all new state of the art equipment and some reconfiguring. The big change is that now there are two kitchens - one dedicated to preparing food for the regular dining room, the other for special events.

Engman has already hired Collin Ferreira, as the general manager for Feast and Fareway and a menu was developed in collaboration of the many chefs in the group. Engman said he’s in the final stages of hiring an executive chef that will finish the menu.

The restrooms have also been remodeled and upgraded in black, white and green tones and feature a modern flair.

As part of the appeal of the restaurant as a special event venue, Engman has developed a new area where weddings can take place. Located just a short walk from the clubhouse it’s on the east corner of the golf course and features stunning views of the bridge. This area is steps from the sand and safe from stray golf balls. The ground was flattened and new turf has been installed in this area in preparation for the weddings to come. Engman said Feast and Fareway has already booked a few weddings and events.

“There has been a nice buzz in the community, people are excited to see the progress. I think it will be well received,” said Engman who expects an opening day of June 5.

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