|Photo courtesy of Gospel Bird.|
I was chatting with Gospel Bird's owner Eric Morris earlier in the week, and as so often is the case with regulatory issues, there was an entirely inconsequential glitch (about dates and paperwork) with his first local Alcohol & Tobacco Commission hearing. It's all good, but will delay the opening briefly.
He provides this update. The restaurant will be located at 207 East Main Street in downtown New Albany, and Gospel Bird's Fb page is the place to go for more frequent news.
A little updated summary: The opening is going to be pushed back to mid to late February as we wait our liquor license. The menu has been finalized by myself and Ethan Ray. We want to make it known that the theme and menu, though drawing from Southern influences, isn't just a Southern restaurant as such.
We will have a few Southern staples such as apple cider and ham hock collard greens, roasted cauliflower grits with country ham and vanilla bourbon-butter, and variations on chicken (rotisserie, fried, etc), but we are not limiting ourselves to only Southern dishes and ingredients.
There will be a wide variety of options sort of showcasing influences from past workplaces, and what we are passionate about in general. We want Gospel Bird to be a place that people can afford to eat a few times a week after work and also make a fun special occasion dinner. Tables are being handmade by the David Metcalf of wooden-wire co., and I'd say about 50% of the equipment has been purchased.
Recently Eric "teased" the brunch menu.
**HINT** There's going to be a build-your-own buttermilk biscuit menu with multiple proteins, gravies, veggies, and heat levels to choose from!! See ya soon!