Last week, I told you about a new 230-seat restaurant expected to open in July 2012 at the Narrows Marina in Tacoma near Day Island. The restaurant will be a casual new American restaurant from Lobster Shop owner Denny Driscoll, a man who has made a career of opening waterfront restaurants in unexpected places. Although the focus of the restaurant is set, the name is not. I asked readers to send suggested names. Here’s what they offered:
From reader Rachel Yabut, “Driscoll’s at Titlow.” Said Yabut by email, “I vote for a name that is simple, catchy, and no-frills. Denny Driscoll has success with his Lobster Shops, and titling this new restaurant with his name leaves a legacy. Reading the back-to-scratch menu in your article, I know I’d want to make a voyage to the Narrows Marina and enjoy Driscoll’s.”
From reader Sharon Christensen, “Because some of the wood being used for the new restaurant will be milled from old pickling barrels, a couple of names came to mind associated with that; Dilly’s, Dilly’s by the Bay or Dilly’s at the Dock.”
From reader Patrick Stullick, “Sea Crest Restaurant, Sea Mist Bistro, Denny’s on the Sound, The Sound View Grill, Ocean Crest Restaurant, Ocean Mist Grill, Captain’s House Grill, Sea Captain Bar and Grill, Sticky Fingers Bistro, The Landing Grill House, Day Island Bistro, Day Island Grill. This was fun! Looking forward to a new venue for casual water dining! This will be huge for the US Open golf tourney as well!”
From reader Jenn Chushcoff. “As a NWender, I’m excited to have another restaurant in the area, and one that takes advantage of our coastline is a bonus! Thank you for the article and opportunity to name the new restaurant. Given the location, food and casual atmosphere, here are some ideas: Captain’s Quarters, Capt’n Driscoll’s, Bait and Tackle, Land’s End Eats, The Net Shed, Anchor House, The Boathouse, Blue Plate Depot, Barnacle Cove, The Sweet Spot, Harbor House, Dockyard Grill, The Mess Hall, The Cookhouse, Home Plates, The Supper House, Gangplank Grill, Junction Cookhouse, Driscoll’s Storehouse, Seaport Kitchen, The Comfort Kitchen.”
From reader Mary O’Leary Christensen, “In response to your article in today’s paper with suggested names for the newly planned restaurant at the Narrows Marina . . . If “Galloping Gertie” is not somehow copyrighted it seems like a natural. How about Galloping Gerties at the marina? What history. What a view. Waxes nostalgia and fits with the location. I could go on and on and on.”
From reader Geri Ellsworth Day, who formerly worked for Driscoll, “ Tubby” is the name of the little dog that went down with the old bridge and kind of reminds me of a tub boat as well, so I was thinking…”Tubby’s” or “Tubby’s Landing” Also, “Gerties Reef” because old Galloping Gertie still lies beneath serving as an artificial reef…”
Have a suggested name? Comment below. See other reader recommended names in the comments section of this blog post.