Cassell's @ the Normandie
On Sunday evening we met up with Audrey and Jeff for a post-b-day dinner for Mr. Larry. The revitalized Cassell's Hamburgers was having a soft opening at their new K-Town location in the Hotel Normandie. Jeff promised cocktails AND burgers!
|Many old signs and kitchen equipment were moved from the original Cassell's|
I'd visited the old Cassell's (about a block east) on Sixth Street, probably 30 years ago. I do remember my Dad taking me to Cassell's for burgers when I was a kid. It was a small, greasy spoon, back in the day. The new location at the Hotel Normandie is spacious, art-directed and there's a bar. Cassell's also serves breakfast for the hotel clientele.
We ordered burgers, a tuna melt and grilled ham and cheese. Cassell's makes their own potato chips. They are divine, salty and crunchy.
The boys ordered cocktails. Larry's was on the weak side, but Jeff liked his. We could see many "experts" behind the bar, discussing mixologist plans. This was the first day that the bar was open, so I'm sure they'll be refining the libation list.
Our dinner was delicious. Parking is rather difficult in this busy neighborhood, but if we're in the area, we'd definitely return.
After dinner we wandered into the lobby of the Hotel Normandie.
Wow! They really preserved the interior. It's lovely. We were lucky enough to get a mini-tour of one of the half-suites on the second floor.
I could write a Norman Chandler-esqe short story staying at the Normandie. It's all very noir.