The Raudz restaurant empire will continue its expansion this year, when Audrey Surrao and Chef Rod Butters open their tribute to old-school diners in downtown Kelowna.
Taking over the Bernard-Avenue space left vacant by Sliderz Community House, the pair plan to put a modern spin on the traditional diner concept.
Named for Surrao and Butters’ golden retriever, Sunny’s will play up its diner theme by borrowing greasy spoon lingo (think “Cluck and Grunt” or “Dog Soup”) and through Tim Bullinger’s decorative diner nostalgia.
According to a news release announcing the new venture, Sunny’s will feature a 16-seat, stainless steel counter (it will seat a total of 44 people during patio season), with views of the open kitchen, and serve only breakfast and lunch, with dinner service being added once summer rolls around.
“I’ve wanted to do a diner concept for many years, and when this space on the revitalized Bernard Avenue, so close to the lake, became available it was perfect timing to expand,” Chef Butters says.
Butters and Surrao are the team behind Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table and Micro Bar and Bites, and last year took over operation of Hester Creek Estate Winery’s Terrafina restaurant.
Renovation of the new Sunny’s space is “currently underway,” with an opening planned for Spring 2018.
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