The space, Andre told me, will be "retro-y and industrial, with a roadhouse decor and automotive fixtures." As for the menu, Andre described it as "ambitious Americana with a Southern and Midwestern bent that will definitely complement whiskey and beer."
That's right, this is gonna be the kind of place where you can throw down a Jameson with your rabbit, guinea fowl or chicken livers -- and you can do it until 1:30 a.m., because that's what time the kitchen will close, not just on Friday and Saturday nights, but every night of the damn week. "I want the people in this neighborhood, which is also my neighborhood, to have a fun place to go seven days a week, early in the evening or late at night to have a whiskey, a beer and fried chicken," said Andre, who is also the exec chef.
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But you'll have to hold off until early September before taking Andre up on his offer, since this Interstate won't open until sometime around Labor Day.