Yesterday, Ken "Zig" Naffziger and Kristen Siefkin (both of Tabor Tavern) flung open the doors to Kenton's Swift and Union. It's a family-friendly restaurant and the name references the neighborhood's Swift Meat Packing Company and Union Stock Yards. To pull off the industrial vibe with cattle motif that you see above, Naffziger and Siefkin contacted Boy's Fort's Richard Rolfe and Jake France, who accented the well-lit space with rustic cattle hook-lights, photos of cows and faux taxidermy.
Meanwhile, executive chef Aaron Hepp-Buchanan's kitchen churns out pub staples like burgers and fish and chips, as well as dinner standards like steak frites and mussels bathed in a micheleda broth. At present, the restaurant's a dinner-only affair, but Siefkin says lunch and brunch will roll out in the coming weeks.
Opening hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.