Karen Barrett started at Bluefin
roughly a week after a staff-wide walk out
in December. Where there were once some 30 employees, only 4 remained.
Since then, says Barrett, who is Bluefin's manager, things have been looking up. They've been busy rebuilding the staff and have some changes in mind.
(The reason for the walk out, according to those involved, was due to a language barrier with new owner Mr. Woo, and the fact that Woo had asked all employees to reapply for their jobs.)
Much of the change is in the menu. Gone are the flatbreads. There are new sushi rolls. There is a hibachi grill. There is a plan to add Korean dishes as well.
They also plan to move the bar, which is in the front on the north wall to where it was originally — in the front foyer section. The area where the bar is now would be converted into a coffee bar.
• The Flyer's Margarita Festival
returns to the Overton Park Greensward on June 18th. Tickets sold out last year; get yours here
• LA-based Pranom Pop Up
will be at Earnestine & Hazel's on Thursday, April 21st, selling Thai street food. On the menu is Tom Ka Gai (a chicken coconut soup; $10) and there will be a vegetarian option as well.
They'll be there from 7 p.m. til they sell out.
is offering new spring specials, including Jalitos (cheese-filled jalapeno peppers); chicken salad sandwich and salad plate; and Fish N Chips.
is offering a Banh Mi sandwich for a limited time. It has pulled pork, pickled veggies, sriracha mayo, and cucumbers. Get it through June 28th.
• Phillip Ashley Chocolates
has introduced its Love You Mom collection just in time for Mother's Day. The collection features 12 different chocolates and sells for $45. Flavors include rosebud caramel with pink flake salt, lemon poppyseed; and chocolate mint cookie. They can be preordered online on in the shop.