Jonathan Waxman's remake of his 198's farm-to-table hit Jams is nearly ready for its summer debut. Chairs and tables are in place and so is a long slick bar (foot rests included, so you can settle in for a while). It looks like all that needs to happen is some de-Saran wrapping of tables, stocking of the bar, maybe some pretty little decorations, or wine bottles, moved into those top shelves, and the installation of that art Waxman promised. So, things are close, but, we might have to wait a little longer. A month ago, Waxman said he was waiting on the hotel to open, which was originally slatted for the July 4th weekend, but now a reservationist says the hotel should open around July 23 — exactly a month from today.
It's not like Waxman's been lounging around this summer. He recently opened Bajo Sexto in Nashville, is working on a spot with ex-Isa and Freemans chefs Preston Madson and Ginger Pierce, hopefully looking for a new home for Barbuto, and oh, spending time in SF where he's planning an 140-seat restaurant.