Friday, September 25, 2009

Whiskey Kitchen Opens in the Gulch

Posted by on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 6:47 AM

Whiskey Kitchen, Chris Hyndman's tavern at the top of the Gulch, opened stealthily this week, marking the unofficial debut of Hyndman's M Street project along McGavock.

Housed in the building on the corner of 12th Avenue and McGavock Street previously occupied by Agave, the building has shed its faux-hacienda look and been renovated in a style mirroring the surrounding brick warehouses. The updated building includes reclaimed oak from an old Kentucky bourbon distillery and crocodile leather wall-coverings. Convertible windows on the front open to a patio with a brick fire pit.

With Scott Alderson as culinary director for the M Street group of properties--including Kayne Prime steak house and Virago when it relocates to the Gulch--Whiskey Kitchen debuted with a roster of wood‐fired pizzas, burgers, wings and nachos, as well as salads, light pastas and grilled wraps. Menu prices range from $5 to $14.

With Gina Hendrix-Dawson as wine and spirits director and Austin Ratliff as mixology director, Whiskey Kitchen offers an extensive bar menu of beer, wine and spirits, including more than 100 whiskeys from around the world.

With eight plasma TVs broadcasting sports and music, Hyndman describes Whiskey Kitchen as a tavern-chic neighborhood bar.

Whiskey Kitchen serves lunch, dinner and a late-night menu daily.

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