Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wobbly Olive announces Westside location, new executive chef

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 12:38 PM

click to enlarge Chef Supansa Banker has agreed to be Corporate Executive Chef for Sean and Inez Fitzgerald's restaurants. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Chef Supansa Banker has agreed to be Corporate Executive Chef for Sean and Inez Fitzgerald's restaurants.
Sean Fitzgerald, owner of The Wobbly Olive and The Collective, has been busy. He's just signed a lease for a second Wobbly Olive location, set to open at 2611 W. Colorado Ave., next to TAPAteria, in the former Lorig's Western Wear.

“We found a landlord that we felt we could get along with, so we went for it,” says Sean. He and wife/co-owner Inez opened the original Wobbly Olive at 3317 Cinema Point in 2014, expanding their food and bar empire with The Collective in 2016 and Sakura Speakeasy earlier this year. Sean says demolition has already begun at the new Wobby Olive, and he would like to be open by the end of January, though that's a very tentative date.

Further, Sean has hired a corporate executive chef to oversee the food at all of his current and future eateries — Supansa Banker, known most recently for her work at 2South Food + Wine Bar.

Look for details on Banker's role and the future of the Wobbly Olive in a future edition of Side Dish.

In the mean time, Sean has announced that his bar staff will be training with Sean Kenyon, dubbed American Bartender of the Year at the 2014 Spirited Awards. He's best known for his work at Denver's Williams & Graham. Tonight, Sept. 12, both Seans will be mixing a special cocktail menu at The Collective starting at 6:30.

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