The west end of the Avenew is perking up even more with the opening of Sixto's by the owners of Alana's Cafe. Early buzz has been good and it was crowded on a recent early weeknight. The council decision to add a few more restaurant permits allowed Pizzeria Delfina to accelerate its plans for B'game ahead of Palo Alto.
I had a little pre-opening preview of Delfina's yesterday with the general manager. Most of the fixtures are in and a Dec. 23rd opening is planned. The space looks sleek with ground floor seating, the back patio (which will open later) and the upstairs loft. The only downside was that the front balcony above the Avenew was not feasible to incorporate into the overall plan. You can see it in the photo, but it only serves as a big clerestory for light.