After delays, hotly anticipated Americano is aiming to open next week, but you can check it out now in all it's artsy glory in the gallery above. The restaurant, from owners Blair Reynolds (Hale Pele) and Ian Christopher (Coco Donuts), offers a modern take on the Italian Futurism art movement, with paintings by local muralists, Rather Severe, inspired by early Campari ads and the good ol' moka coffee pot. When it opens, Americano will serve brunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails.
"Futurism is a playful take on simple shapes and designs, and it really plays with simplicity—to take joy in simple things," says Blair. The 15-seat bar is the focal point of Americano, and beyond the bar, you'll find a lounge area with couches, for seeing and being seen.