Beast And Barrel Taking Place Of Northshore Grille; Taconooga Also Opens On Frazier

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A new restaurant, Beast and Barrel, at 16 Frazier Ave. will open April 15 in the old location of the Northshore Grille.

The owner is Matt Lewis who also started Hair of the Dog, The Honest Pint, The Mean Mug and Terminal Brewhouse.

He told the City Beer Board that the new location is really a cool place but the old business that had been there was thought of more as bar than a restaurant. The location will now be turned into a 100 percent good restaurant, he said.

It will be a no-smoking building which he said people prefer when dining. It is expected that 65-75 percent of sales will be in food and 35 percent will come from the bar. He said that he wants it to be a restaurant first.

Hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Taconooga at 207 Frazier Ave. opened just seven days ago, said co-owner Jennifer Leigh Castro. She described the restaurant as not being a typical Mexican restaurant. It will serve mostly tacos using fresh meats and vegetables. It is small with a capacity of just 50 and will be open seven days a week.

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Lounge, 3029 Rossville Blvd., is a Mexican restaurant with a concentration on homemade food versus a bar, said owner Alfredo Espinoza. It will seat fewer than 100 customers and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

All three of these restaurants were approved for the sale of beer.



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