Today we started the renovation of the restaurant at Surtides. The restaurant is changing names to MIST from KI WEST.
Ki West has a deeper meaning to our family and will always be remembered. Ki is the name of my wife’s brother. He left us a few years back for what I am sure is a much better place.
Ki is very well known and very liked in this town. Trying to fill his shoes my wife and I are finding to be a huge challenge.
See Ki was a man with lots of spirit. Someone who when you walked into the lounge or the hotel he would recall your name. Greet you only the way Ki could and make you feel like you were home.
No matter what was going on Ki could bring up the energy level in the room.
He was a family man with complete devotion to his children. And a very hard worker that wanted nothing but the best for his family.
I recall when Ellen and I told everyone we were going to get married. Ki took me to the side of the house and more else told me if I was to ever “……………..blank blank blank ( fill in everything you can think of ) I would be answering to him no matter what.
He told m how much he liked me and he was welcoming into his family but make no bones about his protectiveness for his sister.
Then with out loosing a beat he told me to have a DRINK WITH HIM!!! With a big firm hand shake and man hug…
So 8 years later, we begin a process on the restaurant that was named after him not to forget him but to do what we think he would would do.
MIST, The name is obvious. MIST is the Oregon Coast Morning, MIST is that gentle feeling against your face as you walk down the coast here in Lincoln City. Soft, subtle, Invigorating, refreshing.
We are creating an entirely new menu, rebuilding the inside, changing the uniforms and really given her a complete make over.
Our kitchen is being headed up by a young rising star, Tyson Sanchez. More to come on Tyson very soon.
We will be having a Grand Opening very soon.
I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.