Chef Tony Brown plans new downtown Spokane eatery to open spring 2018

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Concept art for Disney's Sleeping Beauty by artist Eyvind Earle, the inspiration for Brown's new restaurant project.
  • Concept art for Disney's Sleeping Beauty by artist Eyvind Earle, the inspiration for Brown's new restaurant project.

Fans of Ruins (and its merged, former sister restaurant Stella’s Cafe) can rejoice over this bit of exclusive news: Ruins’ chef-owner Tony Brown recently signed a lease for his latest culinary creation, and has given us the scoop on what he’s currently planning.

To be located in an 1,800-square-foot space at 225 W. Riverside (the first floor of the Bickett building, recently renovated for second and third floor living units; also located across the street from Garageland bar and restaraunt), Brown’s vision for the space is “a more polished version of Ruins.” That translates to frequently changing menus and a “big” weekend brunch program, he says.

Planned hours are 11 am-9 pm Monday through Friday (and maybe a little later on Friday) and from 9 am-9 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Brown’s tentative name for the eatery is Eyvind, a nod to early Disney background artist/animator Eyvind Earle, whose elegant artistic style is perhaps most famously featured in Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty.

Brown is anticipating an opening later this spring, in March or April, and construction on the space is set to begin soon.