I’ve been working with Karen and Quinn Hatfield since their first place, Hatfield’s, opened on Beverly in 2006. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to be their permit consultant for all of their restaurants -- The Sycamore Kitchen, Odys + Penelope, and, opening soon, The Mighty. You could say we work well together. I really appreciate the level of trust and respect that we have for each other. For their three newest restaurants, the couple approached me to ensure their intended spaces would be feasible. For both The Sycamore Kitchen and Odys + Penelope, the Hatfields came to me with just a napkin sketch -- literally. With this rough idea, I brought the sketch to life, working on kitchen design, drawings, and logistics. Karen and Quinn had a pretty good idea of the kitchen design that they wanted, but they needed me to craft the working drawings for construction. And that’s what I did. I provided the construction set of drawings and orchestrated the logistics of the back of house and kitchen. I worked with the couple all the way through the process, up until they passed their final inspection. And, of course, FE also did the alcohol permitting and licensing! Most recently, we’ve helped the Hatfields with their newest space, The Mighty, which is set to open in Downtown L.A. shortly. Not only are we excited for Karen and Quinn, the FE team is looking forward to having a new restaurant to frequent just a couple of blocks away from our office! Photo courtesy of Erin Jackson.