Tonight chef Nicholas Ford and bartender Brandon Gomez, the duo behind the insanely popular P.R.E.A.M. pizza popups at Ned Ludd last year, officially open their doors to their new space.
With help from Chefstable, they took over old Tennessee Red's space and gave the old barbecue joint their own unique vision of rough-around-the edges style. It's an interesting mash-up of aging psuedo-elegance, urban grit, and youthful energy. And, of course, there's their signature emphasis on the hip-hop soundtrack.
As for the menu, there's half a dozen pizzas built on charred crusts, with white versions smeared with rich bechamel and topped with seasonal produce. Apps and salads are inventive, like grilled romaine with smoked mayo and chicken skin. And there's a whole section devoted to a range of polenta dishes. As for the drinks, Gomez has built a signature cocktail list inspired by soda fountain drinks, including a Root Beer Flip with bourbon, egg, and cream, and a bourbon-spiked cola.