Boryta will join the Bon Vivants, who are heading up Urban Putt's bar program.
The Mission's hotly awaited mini-golf destination Urban Putt has snagged former Bottle Cap chef-owner Dane Boryta to head up the menu at the course's restaurant, which will be called UP @ Urban Putt. Boryta will join forces with mini-golf mastermind Steve Fox and super-busy cocktail connoisseurs The Bon Vivants to present an menu of retro Americana-style fare that will include burgers, pizza, salads and desserts. True to its name, UP will be located above the 14-hole mini-golf course and bar, but its food will be available both upstairs and down, although only easy-to-eat "boardwalk fare" will be available to snack on while playing (think county-fair-style food on sticks).
Although Urban Putt has yet to secure a full liquor license, Scott Baird and Josh Harris of The Bon Vivants and Trick Dog are designing the bar program with their signature flair for creative cocktails, along with a locally-focused beer and wine list. And good news for fans of boozing on the go: drinks will be allowed on the putting green in specially-designed portable cups.
Look for custom ironwork and iron light fixtures in the design by architect Matt Hollis, who was also behind Mission Bowling Club's look and feel. The restaurant and bar upstairs will accommodate 70 people total, and is aimed at providing a spot to eat and drink while golfers wait for their turns (reservations won't be available, only a list). Downstairs, another bar and "clubhouse" will fit 35, and there's room for another 50 on the course itself. Two private dining rooms will also be available for larger parties, a.k.a. the coolest children's birthday parties in town.
Once up and running, Urban Putt will be open seven days a week, with dinner every night and weekend brunch. Fox is targeting an April opening, so start honing your stroke now.
· Interview: Urban Putt Owner/Head Greenskeeper Steve Fox [Inside Scoop]
· Bottle Cap Shuttering, Sons & Daughters Team Coming In [~ ESF ~]
· The Mission's Urban Putt in the Early Stages of Development [Curbed SF]