What’s been up with the hubs and the meandering miss these last two months? Lots of stuff. Let’s see…where to begin…I’ll pick up where the hubs talked me into opening another restaurant after Paco’s went on hiatus. (Haven’t read that post? Read it here.)
Think we’re loco for opening another restaurant? Well, we are and it might be how Locos got its name in the first place.
Here are a few of the reasons we did it:
1. Since we’ve already been through the process once, a second time would be much easier
2. Chances are slim-to-none that crazy witch lady would think of messing with us again, but you can read about our new neighbor problems next week ;-p
3. Super close to the beaches…Playa Serena and Playa Malibu )
4. Only open on weekends!
After moving to Gorgona, we promptly got to work on the property. It’s huge, but working our way through little by little is proving to be rewarding since we’re trying to be as green as possible with the build out.
The hubs constructed a bar and a wall out of recycled materials including chain link fence and liquor bottles. The bottles in the bar even light up! I couldn’t wait for nighttime, but you get the drift.
We dug up the tile walkway we made at Paco’s and made our “new-to-Locos” walkway throughout the dining area. It even leads to a little lounge area with a “Grill Garden.” Yeah, the lounge seating normally has cushions, but I wasn’t about to dig those out of the deposito (storage area) just for the photo session. But they’re blue and comfy, I promise.
The hubs even revamped our tiki torches after the fuel holders got lost in the move. The fluid holders (not really sure of the tech term here) are Stella beer bottles that aren’t recycled by the local breweries in Panama. The wicks are the strands of a mop head that are 100% cotton. Cintronella tiki torch fluid keeps the mosquitoes and other critters away once dusk arrives on Fridays and Saturdays.
Some of our plastic stools broke during the move and we didn’t want to throw them out. They hung around the property daring us to use them until one day a light bulb went off above the hubs’ head…we flipped them over and covered them in cement. I’m sure dirt and plants will make their way in one day.
The plan was to have the grand opening the last weekend of July. We were pretty close and had our grand opening the first weekend of August and it was an amazing turnout. We hope to see you in one weekend at Locos Backyard Grill!