- The Ace patio will feature two concrete ping pong tables.
- Two entrances face 17th Street, with one of them catering to the patio crowd.
- Chinese shipping containers were converted into sliding doors that lead to a private dining and/or game room towards the back of the ping pong hall.
- The walls of Ace are enforced with stacked pieces of pallet wood.
- The 'to go' counter attached to the kitchen that faces the ping pong hall.
Raw, reused, recycled and repurposed — that's Josh Wolkon's design mantra, and as Eater's plywood photos reveal, that's exactly what Wolkon's new project Ace Eat Serve conveys. Wolkon, who's also behind Steuben's Food Service and Vesta Dipping Grill with chefs Matt Selby and Brandon Biederman, says the construction at Ace is in its final stretch.
With the framework for the open kitchen and sprawling bar in place, it's all about finishing touches at this point. Xan Creative design firm has assisted Wolkon in utilizing old barn wood, weathered picket fence material, Chinese shipping containers and pallet wood to customize the walls and surfaces of the space, which is essentially separated into three areas: the open kitchen and dining room, the bar that opens to the patio with garage doors, and the ping pong hall that also features a private dining and/or game room. With an August opening in sight, Wolkon says Ace is shaping up according to plan.
Need a job? Ace will host hiring fairs this Thursday and Friday at Vesta Dipping Grill (1822 Blake Street) from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.
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