When Bourbon Street Bar & Grill opens this fall in downtown Puyallup, owner Mike de Alwis pictures a dining experience thats affordable and aimed at date night diners. As the New Orleans inspired name suggests, the menu will tread into Louisiana dining with a menu of steaks and seafood.
de Alwis has discovered that you cant turn a gas station into a restaurant without attracting a lot of attention. Downtown dwellers check in frequently to ask when the restaurant will be open and to inquire about the months-long construction project, which has included replacing the floor, plumbing and electrical in the building. As de Alwis joked by phone, The only thing I didnt do was knock down the four walls.
The restaurant has a small dining room up front diners of all ages will be welcomed there with another area portioned into a 20-seat full-service bar. When our mercurial weather cooperates, hell offer patio and deck seating, too.