Our mid-December walk through at the future Brooklyn and the Butcher (corner of Market and Bank in downtown New Albany) was the top-ranking post of the year, but since then, the pace has become dizzying as the restaurant's build-out approaches the finish line.
If Ian Hall is willing, we'll bring the camera and check again later this month.
For those just tuning in, Brooklyn and the Butcher will be the sister restaurant to The Exchange pub + kitchen: "A modern steakhouse featuring small plates and big steaks." Interest is so heated that folks already are asking about reservations.
Brooklyn and The Butcher will go live on Opentable.com in two weeks for reservations for March 1st and beyond. As for Valentine's Day, we will be doing phone reservations beginning January 11, once our phone system is up and operational. Your feedback and requests for reservations have been insane, so we may go to an auction or drawing type system. We haven't decided just yet. Stay tuned to our Facebook site and #brooklynandthebutcher for more details.
The FB page: https://www.facebook.com/brooklynandthebutcher/
Somewhat related to this topic, here is a list of presumed Louisville restaurant openings for 2016, as compiled by Steve Coomes at Insider Louisville.
And,don't forget: The Exchange pub + kitchen will host an Old Forester Single Barrel Selection pairing dinner on Thursday, January 21.