Kremmling’s newest restaurant, The Kitchen Table, is slated to open the first week of August.
The proprietors, Saul and Erika Lopez, realize the hours will be long, but they are ready for their restaurateur adventure to begin.
Work has been a mainstay for Saul who grew up in a small town in Mexico. The oldest of four children, one of his earliest memories is taking care of his grandmother when he was five years old. “Early on I saw the necessity of working for my family,” he says. His early work ethic then translated into a career opening restaurants on the east coast for big diners and All American Diners.
He often worked late into the night and returned for early mornings to develop menus, train staff and to make sure the new restaurant was operating smoothly.
“Erika and I knew we wanted to live in a small town so we moved to Grand County and worked in Grand Lake and Granby. Then one day we were driving to Summit and fell in love with Kremmling. We have been saving for 15 years for our restaurant and just knew this was the place to open it.”
Then one day we were driving to Summit and fell in love with Kremmling. We have been saving for 15 years for our restaurant and just knew this was the place to open it.” Erika, in contrast with Saul, grew-up in one of Mexico’s largest city and is the second youngest in a family of five. She agrees with Saul that she would like to raise their three children in Kremmling and appreciates small towns.
Erika, in contrast with Saul, grew-up in one of Mexico’s largest city and is the second youngest in a family of five. She agrees with Saul that she would like to raise their three children in Kremmling and appreciates small towns.
Even though she has a recipe for a special burger that includes cilantro, onion, and a secret sauce, she will leave most of the cooking to Saul and will concentrate her effort on the front of their restaurant. “We want to be all about preparation, presentation, and service,” Saul says of their new restaurant,
“We want to be known for our quality service and satisfied customers.”
They hope to become a local’s favorite with their substantial proportions, fair pricing and focus on quality foods. Their breakfast menu will focus on hearty burritos that are ready for those commuting, hunting, or just getting an early start.
“We will have a sit down breakfast, but also offer quick counter service,” says Saul of their hope-to-meet-the needs of Kremmling’s breakfasters.
The Kitchen Table lunch and dinner menu will feature chicken breasts, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Their menu features fun twists on the classical from appetizers that offer “frings” a combination of French Fries and Onion Rings for those who want the best of both worlds to the “Burning Love Burger” which is adorned with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, red onion, tomato, siracha mayo, and topped with a deep fried fresh jalapeño.
The menu also features an array of seafood, and desserts of shakes and banana splits.
Right now pizza is not a mainstay on the menu yet, but could be featured as a special. Saul’s broad culinary experiences includes making homemade pastas and Thai food so other dinner specials in the planning stages are, Italian pasta, Pad Thai, Pho and even chili dogs.
The Kitchen Table is located by Kum & Go at 104 North 6th Street and its phone number is 970-724-1288.
Hours are 5:30 a.m. – until 8 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, it will remain open until 10 p.m