Saturn Grill’s original Nichols Hills location, 6432 Avondale Drive, will be a cooler place to eat at once its redesign is finished.

Orbit overhaul

Saturn Grill’s original Nichols Hills location, 6432 Avondale Drive, will be a cooler place to eat at once its redesign is finished. Construction starts this month. It will stay open through the renovations, said Steven Newlon, a Saturn Grill spokesman, in a media release.

He said the new look will update the appearance of the space and make it more comfortable and user-friendly for guests.

The remodel, supervised by owner Joseph Royer, includes warm tones, natural materials and an open kitchen. Once finished, the restaurant will feature selections of local art on its walls. Its wine and beer selection will be more prominently displayed by the door, and it will carry more locally made spirits, beers and wines.

Master dinner

It’s not often that Oklahoma City residents experience the craft of a certified master chef (CMC), especially when there’s only one in the state. Jonathan Moosmiller (pictured), executive chef at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, is the guest chef at District 21’s Guest Chef Dinner Series Tuesday at 12777 N. Rockwell Ave. Seatings are at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and cost $50-$60. CMC certification includes an intensive, 8-day test often regarded as one of the most exacting in the world.

Seasoned beans

Local beer master Black Mesa Brewing Company and Elemental Coffee Roasters are teaming up again to create a seasonal brew: Ethiopian Ardi Coffee Stout. (The duo also created last year’s seasonal hit Red Badger Stout.)

It gets its name from the beans used to brew it. Ethiopian Ardi comes in 500-milliliter bottles available at several metro package stores including Broadway Wine Merchants, 824 N. Broadway Ave., and Spirit Shop, 109 N. Berry Road, in Norman.

It is on tap at Grandad’s Bar, 317 NW 23rd St., and The Wedge Pizzeria at Deep Deuce, 230 NE First St. Black Mesa owner Brad Stumph said he hopes to add more bars and restaurants to the growing list of carriers of this seasonal brew.

Grandad’s owner Greg Seal hosts Breakfast at Grandad’s 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Taste of Soul Chicken and Waffle will be serving food, and Ethiopian Ardi Coffee Stout will flow.

For more information, call Grandad’s at 604-0922.

Menu ministrations

Changes are coming to Deep Fork Restaurant Group. And General Manager Daniel Thomas and Executive Chef Christopher House are leading the way.

Both moved here from Las Vegas, where they worked in several casinos. However, they didn’t know each other before working at Deep Fork. They will examine and improve all Deep Fork Restaurant Group menus, including those at The Barrel, The Wedge Pizzeria, The Mantel Wine Bar and Bistro and The Blue Note Lounge.

Both believe in a hands-on approach, so say hello if you find them at any of their locations.