Enough about the movie. What about that other JUNO? The overdue restaurant in the historic Arctic Building makes its debut tomorrow in Pioneer Square, following the July 9 opening of the royally reenvisioned Arctic Club Hotel.
GM and executive chef Thomas Kollasch (late of the Alderbrook Resort and Spa in Union, WA) will hie to the seasons with a Contemporary American menu. His crew includes chef Alex Nemeth (photo, center), whose resume (Waters, Bandoleone, Brie & Bordeaux) is rife with local color — including a recent gig as chef-exec at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. On board as manager/sommelier is Aaron Angelo (at right), whose able ministrations I much appreciated at the Steelhead Diner.
Hotel guests — and the rest of us — can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner — as well as a “Tastes” menu (with Snake River Beef and lamb sliders, natch), and another featuring “Dessert Bites.” Tastes and Bites will also be available in the Art Deco-inspired Polar Bar, where you can lift a cold one or such classic cocktails as a Harvey Wallbanger . (Remember those tall tapered bottles of Galliano? Well congrats: You’re even older than I am!)