The Big Elk restaurant is cooking up a big menu and ready to serve the Sequim community.
Friends and Big Elk owners Josue Gallegos and Ignacio “Nacho” Morelos opened the restaurant on Feb. 4 at 707 E. Washington St. in a newly renovated space.
“We wanted to open a restaurant together,” Gallegos said.
Both owners live in Sequim and are excited to hold a grand opening of the restaurant sometime in the next few months, but a date is to be determined.
The restaurant opened after Bell Street Bar and Grill closed in December of 2017.
It offers traditional American comfort food with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu as well as a “Build Your Own” menu which gives customers the option of creating their own plates.
Restaurant manager Randle Forcinel said some of the most popular items ordered in the first week of business are the build your own burger and crepes, as well as items on the regular menu such as the fish and chips, the fried chicken and the chicken fried steak.
“It’s picking up more than we expected,” Forcinel said.
“It’s been great and every day we’re getting better and better.”
While the “Build Your Own” menu is new to many customers, staff say the idea is that they can make a custom dish suited to each customer.
“Not everyone knows about it,” Forcinel said. “It’s about giving (customers) exactly what they want.”
The restaurant also features artwork from local artist Nancy Alwin, who made a big elk painting for the restaurant.
For more information about the Big Elk, visit the restaurant Facebook page at www.facebook.com/big elk sequim/.