Monday, August 13, 2007

Trippin' Billies

Back in April, I wrote about Artifact Coffee. I remember frankly being blown away by the space, the quality of their coffee, and the friendly service. Alas, it is no more. Spike Gjerde, the owner, explained in an email posted on the door that (and I’m paraphrasing) since Woodberry Kitchen, his new farm-to-table restaurant, is going to require all of his attention, he had to close shop, rather than let his standards fall. Even though I’m disappointed, you’ve got to respect the man’s principles. Those values were what made Artifact such a wonderful place, and I’m sure that Woodberry Kitchen will reflect Spike’s dedication to quality.

I can’t wait to dine there.