The R&R Public House opened just about a year ago with a menu of eclectic pub fare and an awesome selection of regional microbrews and imports that included hard-to-find German and Belgian bottles, broken down into geographic areas such as East Flanders and Antwerp and Hainout provinces.
Now, the beer will stop flowing on Saturday, says co-owner Shane Randel, who made the move to Meridian after helping establish Downtowns Front Door as a beer lovers haven.
R & R opened at 1626 S. Wells Ave., Meridian, Randel ran the restaurant with his wife, Kari, and partners, Keith Moreno and Alex Diffendaffer.
We wanted to make a place in Meridian that could rival anything Downtown, Randel says. I think we did that, so Im not really sure what went wrong.
But they plan to go out with a bang. Theyll be open 11 a.m. to close throughout the week. Then on Sept. 8, theyll serve a special menu of their top sellers from 4 to 9 p.m. for a reservation only dinner, with music from jazz pianist Jack Holland and special guests. Make your reservation by calling 258-2080.
Whats next for the Randels might be a move back to Downtown Boise to open a small brew pub, he says.
Were already writing another business plan, he says.
Dana Oland: 377-6442