Epic Restaurant & Lounge opening soon in Superior

IMG_8305Superior will have a new fine-dining establishment with the opening of Epic Restaurant & Lounge, tentatively planned for sometime in May.

The restaurant, lounge and event venue will be located in the old Joe’s Pagoda Chinese Restaurant location at 3223 Tower Ave., between Campbell Lumber & Supply and Grizzly’s Food-Fired Grill. Joe’s Pagoda owners, Joe and Sue Hear, retired in 2015 after 16 years in business.

Epic’s manager declined to comment, but the restaurant’s Facebook page indicates the plan is to “provide a dining experience that is comfortable and casual elegant” and will feature “everyday food with a fancy twist.” Comments on the page indicate the menu will feature Angus steak and seafood. Interior photos document an extensive renovation process.

The restaurant is advertising to fill a number of positions, from servers to management and banquet staff. A Facebook post notes, “Epic servers get paid better than servers at other restaurants in Superior.”



Paul Lundgren

about 7 years ago

Epic Restaurant Superior Telegram photo

The silence is broken. Epic General Manager Dawn Janousek and Co-owner Mark Casper told the Superior Telegram's Maria Lockwood the new restaurant will open near the end of May.

Superior Telegram: Epic Construction

  • Casper is also the owner of Keyport Liquor, Restaurant and Lounge. His partner in Epic is Kyle Torvinen, an attorney with Torvinen, Jones & Routh, S.C.
  • The restaurant will feature a 700-square-foot wrap-around deck outside. There will be 25 craft beers on tap and a specialty menu of cocktails. There are plans to tap into locally-sourced food such as Bay Produce tomatoes, farmers markets and local fish providers. The restaurant will seat 212, and also will offer a 180-occupancy banquet facility with a full bar and a smaller conference space in the lower level.
  • In addition to Joe's Pagoda, previous restaurants at the location were Cronstrom’s Supper Club and Hunan Gardens.

Paul Lundgren

about 7 years ago

Epic opened in mid May. I checked it out today. The service, food, drinks and dessert were all very good. The atmosphere is generally good, but there is a weird issue with acoustics. The room I sat in was really noisy with conversation, so the fine-dining feeling had a cafeteria echo. Small complaint for an overall great experience.

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