Today's theme is easy come, easy go. Just about one month ago Barbarella Bar owner Anat Escher announced that she had transitioned part of the aforementioned bar/restaurant into URSA Mediterranean Kitchen where the plan was to serve simple Mediterranean dishes under $20. She brought in Mozza and Bazaar alum Dylan Hallas as executive chef and things seemed to be flowing smoothly. Seemed. Just a quick recap into Barbarella Bar history reveals that chefs have been shuffling in and out of that venue like crazy. When the establishment first opened in February 2009 chef Lance Corralez left just a few weeks into the job, and was then succeeded by Patina alum Michael Madau. Oy.
He lasted about three months, to be followed by another Patina vet Michael Zimmerle, who couldn't have weathered the storm too long because lo and behold, in came Dylan Hallas shortly thereafter. YIKES. So here's the newest twist. One month in, Ursa is kaput, donzo, gone with the wind. Anat explains, "I decided to shut down URSA and change the concept slightly to a neighborhood bar and kitchen. We'll be featuring great local artists. We're currently featuring Terrell Moore. We've hired a new chef but we're not promoting him until he can prove himself. We're now focusing on rustic style mediterrannean food, small productions wines, fresh cocktails and of course our great draft microbrews. " Boom.
·Ursa Mediterranean Kitchen Moves Into Barbarella Bar [~ELA~]