Press & Kudos
Little Jumbo - 506 Fort St. Victoria
The space is a tribute to classic cocktails bars of old, and the pioneering spirit of Victoria. Housed in the ca. 1907 Pacific Transfer Building, the interior is warm exposed brick and worn wooden pillars. Antique light fixtures are juxtaposed with industrial light bulbs, a library of spirited books and shelves of period glassware have found a new home here, and a wall of black cushioned banquettes and booths beckon to sink into. And oh the bar – three hefty pieces of end grain western maple, assembled on site and hand stained with Fernet Branca for the perfezionepatina. Even the name, Little Jumbo, is tribute to the Little Jumbo Saloon in New York, founded in 1966 and owned by ‘the father of American mixology”, Harry Johnson.
The Gyoza Bar - 620 West Pender St. Vancouver
This space invokes an urban and rustic-elegant feel with polished concrete flooring, live edge maple bar, and BC pine beetle wood features that complement the existing and timeless brick walls. Part of the kitchen is open to encourage guests to sit at the bar and see their food be prepared. A peek-a-boo window into the prep kitchen allows those interested to watch fresh ramen be prepared.