North Park's booming culinary corner will soon be welcoming its newest eatery addition. As Eater reported last summer, husband and wife duo Fred and Tammy Piehl have been prepping a brand new concept next door to their popular 30th Street fixture, The Smoking Goat. Slated to open around March/April, the eagerly awaited One Door North will feature a unique aesthetic inspired by the great outdoors and offer up a more casual, laid-back dining experience than its sister restaurant.
Hospitality design group obrARCHITECTURE, marketing specialists Dana Williams and boutique design studio Murfey Design are collaborating on the project, which will see an exciting overhaul of the existing 5,000-square foot space.
Upon entry a 25-foot ramp lit by vintage lanterns will lead guests to three distinct dining areas including an open and airy street-facing section with communal picnic-style tables, and a central bar area with casual high-top seating. While a rear dining room with three safari-style tents will serve as a semi-private dining space for groups of six to eight people. Drawing inspiration from the mountains of California to the greenery of the Pacific North West, each tent will be styled around a different outdoor theme, decked out with chandeliers and can be connected to create one large linear dining room for bigger parties.
Rustic elements of wood, steel and brick will also feature throughout, including a centerpiece live-edge solid wood bar-top on the iron and brick-clad bar, and floor-to ceiling graphics of forest imagery. With a playful nod to the great outdoors, the design inspiration also aims to complement Chef Fred's enthusiasm for culinary discovery and exploration.