|Last week's sneak preview.|
In case you missed it, there was a big announcement last week, and as previously revealed, there already was a reshuffle under way amid the downtown New Albany restaurant and bar scene.
Before linking to media accounts of Taco Steve's "coming full circle" relocation, let's recap.
Stacie Bale, late of NABC, reveals new project: Roadrunner Kitchen, coming soon to 145 E. Main Street in downtown New Albany.
Bale, late of Earth Friends Café, had operated the NABC downtown front-of-the-house since early 2015, just after I announced my impending departure from the business.
As a side note, there'll be more to say about my buyout status next week, when I finally should have positive news to report.
With Taco Steve moving to the (once again) Bank Street Brewhouse, there's a vacancy at the Destinations Booksellers incubator. I'm told we'll be seeing action on that front very soon.
Dragon King's Daughter has an impending ATC permit date, and should be moving soon to its new location on the corner of W. 1st and Market.
Also being readied for a spring launch is Longboard's Taco & Tiki, from Ian Hall and his Brand Hospitality Group (302 Pearl Street).
Finally, Joe Phillips and I continue work toward the establishment of Pints & Union at 114 E. Market Street.
Now, read about the homecoming of Stephen Powell.
Bank Street Brewhouse will soon have Mexican food as Taco Steve moves in, by Danielle Grady (News and Tribune)
NEW ALBANY — After two years of steady growth at Destinations Booksellers in downtown New Albany, Taco Steve is making a move to a different kitchen.
“It’s just a matter of I feel like I’ve kind of outgrown the kitchen where I’m at in the bookstore,” said Stephen Powell, the owner of the popular Mexican-inspired lunch spot. “I love it here, don’t get me wrong. I really enjoy this environment, but we’ve kind of got to move up and on.”
Powell’s destination is the New Albanian Brewing Company’s Bank Street Brewhouse — less than a mile down the road from his current spot. Powell, who worked for the New Albanian on and off from 1989 until he opened Taco Steve, will be replacing the brewhouse’s current in-house menu of burgers and “bar bites” with his own food ...
Boomerang effect: Taco Steve to relocate to Bank Street Brewhouse, by Kevin Gibson (Insider Louisville)
... Powell said he will roll out new menu items slowly, and that the popular tacos mexicanos deal of two tacos and a side for $7.50 will continue.
When Taco Steve reopens, he said, it will probably four days a week — Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Eventually, days will be added, along with a planned Sunday brunch.