John Sundstrom and his Lark partners Kelly Ronan and JM Enos have big plans for the former location on 12th Ave. by Seattle University.
This fall the spot will reopen as Southpaw, a casual wood-fired pizza restaurant that will also serve soft-serve ice cream.
The name is a nod to all things unorthodox—batting left-handed, a left-handed boxer’s stance, and pizzas that are somewhere in-between Neapolitan and New York in style, topped with familiar favorites as well as some out of left field.
Desserts will be simple: JM’s famous salted chocolate chip cookies and soft serve in two flavors—one adventurous and one a little more standard, but they’ll always be complementary to one another, for those who prefer the swirl.
As for drinks, everything will be on tap—no bottles at all. To start, there will be one red, one white, two beers, one cocktail, and one soda available.
The familiar space will be updated with splashes of orange and punchy graphic art. The service will match the casual feel of the redesigned space: guests will order at a counter and food will be delivered to tables.