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  • Writer's pictureJosh Carpenter

What is 23|Kitchens?

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Many of you have heard us talk about 23 Kitchens out on the pickleball courts, but perhaps some of you have just heard about us second hand, so we wanted to take the time to introduce ourselves and the exciting things we have in store for the Lacey/Olympia area.

If you're a new subscriber and just getting our emails for the first time, first of all: thank you! You can get caught up on our announcements via our Blog, or Facebook or Instagram about where we are going to be located, construction updates and who are the people bringing 23 Kitchens to our area.

Today, however, is all about "What is 23 Kitchens?"

Well, we are a 1.25 acre fully fenced indoor, outdoor, entertainment complex, open to the public and within the Hogum Bay Town Center, a new retail and restaurant development in the Hawks Prairie area north of I-5, off exit 111.

As you walk through the entrance of the gated complex you’ll enter into our courtyard. Straight ahead will be 5 outdoor pickleball courts including our championship court. Two large lawn areas surround the outdoor courts where we envision families and friends hanging out playing yard games or cozying up by one of the fire pits. At the far end of the complex a in the largest lawn a will be a stage used to bring live music to the complex. Can you say summer concert series?

Directly to the left when you walk in the entrance will be our temperature controlled 17,000 sqft. building that will house 6 indoor pickleball courts bringing our total courts to 11 and total kitchens to 22. Also inside the pickleball building will be our proshop where you will be able to purchase the latest pickleball and 23|Kitchens gear. This is also where you will check in for your court, and return scores for league, ladder or tournament play. Also in the pro shop we will have paddles for rent, in case you forget yours, or have family or friends in town that need one. We will also have demos so you can try out something new.

Both the indoor pickleball building and the outside courtyard we lovingly refer to as the 'backyard'. Our goal is to make it feel like just that. We want 23 Kitchens to be an extension of your backyard at home. We envision friends and families of all ages hanging out eating great food, enjoying adult beverages, and playing games. Whether it's pickleball, cornhole, or giant Jenga, we want everyone who's visiting our backyard to feel welcome and to have fun.

To the right of the entrance is the 23rd Kitchen. A 3,000 sqft restaurant with a rooftop bar and open air patio. Our restaurant level will include seating for the whole family. The kitchen will boast a variety of artisan sandwiches, salads, wraps and bowls topped with your choice of meat from our rotisserie. As you place your order you will be watching your food dancing around a flame right in front of you on our Woodstone vertical rotisseries. While you are waiting for our expert chefs to prepare your food, help yourself to beer, wine or cider from our selection on the self-serve "beer wall". Two large roll up doors will let in ample light in the winter and sunshine and fresh air in the summer. Upstairs, leave the kiddos on the courts, because you've now entered our rooftop bar. Enjoy beautiful views of the complex and Rainier in the distance. There will be inside and outside seating available to relax and enjoy conversations with friends while enjoying a variety of craft cocktails from one of our local distilleries.

Together with the 23rd Kitchen and the backyard, we hope to bring a place to the South Sound region that feels like it is an extension of your backyard and kitchen. A place to bring your family and friends to enjoy each other's company, play some competitive pickleball or cornhole, or meet a whole new batch of friends. We hope you are as excited as we are!

Stay tuned for more to come.

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