By now we know that Hecho, the afore-blogged-about project from Joseph Manzare (Tres Agaves, Globe, Joey & Eddie’s) didn’t make its February opening target in the former Midi space (185 Sutter). And now we hear via 7x7’s Sara Deseran that the place is mere “weeks away,” and we get a few photos of the inside to boot. It turns out Sara traveled to Tokyo with Manzare, and explains that he has dual affinities for both Japanese and Mexican cultures, thus the unique dual focus of the restaurant on both sushi and tequila.
As she describes:
I’ve never seen a guy from the Bronx (and Joseph is indeed that guy) with such an undying passion for something about as far away from his Italian-American roots you can fathom. Put it this way: Joseph is a big, brawny guy prone to bear hugs, growling, back slaps and wearing camouflage. The Japanese are petite, reserved and have physical space issues. When we were out one night for sushi, one shy business man leaned over to ask Joseph is he was Bruce Willis.
Other pertinent details about Hecho: there will be a robata grill, seasonal sakes, and a tequila list 80 bottles deep.