Just a quick note for those of you out there who may be looking for a job (or maybe a second job). There's a new restaurant getting ready to open downtown early in the new year. It's called Blackbird Kitchen & Bar -- and there are lots of job openings.
Here's the notice from their Facebook page: "Blackbird is now recruiting talent. Looking for deft chefs, mixologists, and front of the house positions. Show time is very, very soon...
Please email resumes in an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven't heard of Blackbird, here's a summary of the concept (again, from Facebook): "Blackbird will be featuring organic cuisine, highlighting seasonal produce from local farms such as Full Belly and fish from Passmore Ranch; a full bar emphasizing modern, unique cocktails, American craft beers, awesome whiskeys and badass tequilas; a rawbar with a changing selection of oysters, crustaceons and other shellfish; and house-made breads and pastas. During lunch, in addition to the usual suspects diners can expect a few signature egg dishes such as biscuits with lobster gravy, crabcake Benedict, and arguably the best quiche in Northern California. At dinner, the kitchen will be providing an elegant menu featuring smoked and brined fish, big bowls of beer-popped mussels with grilled bread, and aged steaks."
In addition to Blackbird, there is actually quite a bit of positive movement in the business right now. Qualified job seekers could also do well at The Porch and Monsoon, two new restaurants that just opened in midtown. The Mongolian BBQ place at 19th and J is getting ready to open and the Firestone Public House is going to open in a couple of months (the place is completely gutted at the moment and all of the California Pizza Kitchen decor is gone).