“I think it’s going to be really cool,” said Dario Salinas, the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based Watch Little Women restaurant, whose food and wine menu includes wine and beer.
“We are just going to put it out.
I mean, it’s like our whole ethos is about the community and the food.”
Salinas said he and his wife, Nicole, plan to launch the first Watch Little Woman restaurant in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood on Tuesday.
“I don’t know if it’s a long shot, but we are going to make it happen,” he said.
The couple have launched the company as an homage to their late father, who served in the Air Force and played football at the University of Southern California.
But while his father was active in the Navy, his son’s life was more “traditional,” Salinas recalled.
“He was a pretty typical kid,” Salas said.
“There was no time to be social or do anything with his friends, and he would sit at home and watch television.”
His father was born in Italy, but moved to Brooklyn at age 16 to attend college.
Salinas’ father worked in the construction industry.
At the age of 14, he was able to buy his first watch.
“My dad had the watch, and we had the food,” he recalled.
Salas’ father was an avid collector of vintage watches, so he began looking into the possibility of selling his watch to raise money for his college education.
“When my father passed away, I was able [to] get my dad’s watch back,” he told Vogue.com.
“That was the first time I had a watch that I owned.”
The Watch Little People’s first venture into the world of luxury watches came with the creation of a watch collection that sold for nearly $100,000.
Their restaurant is now a destination that sells its items through a partnership with a local business.
Watch Little Food and Wine, which debuted in September 2016, is a casual dining venue where guests can dine in a rustic dining room or sit at a large outdoor patio table.
The restaurant, which sells an extensive wine list, offers a menu that includes food and drinks in three- to six-course meals, as well as wines by the glass.
Watch little Women, which opened in May 2017, is an upscale restaurant offering a curated menu and wine list for the first-time diner.
Salina, who runs the restaurant and hosts his own cooking show, is known for his eclectic cooking.
“His cooking is so diverse,” Salina said.
Salias said he has been cooking since he was a child, and his father would bring him food to try.
“The kids would always ask me if I could cook and they would always say, ‘How did you do that?’
And I would say, I don’t think you can cook,” he joked.
Salis said he’s planning to launch Watch Little Water, an outdoor bar, to cater to the growing demand for wine and other specialty beverages.
Watch and Learn, a restaurant in New York City, was named “Best New Restaurant in America” in 2016 by the Wine Advocate magazine.