Brewhouse spruced up, due to reopen for dinner this evening: Eric McJunkin continues to tweak Brewhouse Music & Grill, including some changes at 325 Broad St. “We are revamping the menu, some remodeling including the bathrooms,” he said at the time of the purchase from Jay Shell who’s focused mostly these days on Rome City Brewing Co. and the Tap Room at 333 Broad St. Brewhouse has been closed for a few days as the floors and walls are updated as well as the restrooms.
Speaking of RCBC: The downstairs brewery with a “Tap Room” and patio upstairs continues to grow its hours. Starting this week, lunch service is available Wednesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and beginning at noon on Sundays. Which also means RCBC has added Sunday hours — a smart move as Rome City Brewing continues to be a “destination” stop for craft beer loves. SpealCheesy and Almost Famous Charbucks continue to do the food at the Tap Room.
. . . And speaking of Almost Famous Charbucks: With the Shannon location now up at running (former Opi’s on Ga. 53 just south of Ga. 140, Phillip Quarles and company are working to get their next location — in Summerville — up and running. Quarles says a few issues are being resolved at this time.
. . . And speaking of Summerville: Thatcher’s Barbecue and Grill on Commerce Street is getting closer and closer. “We are moving equipment in this week so it’s getting closer,” says John Thatcher. The busy Christmas catering season kept the regional barbecue chain tied up as did work on the Ooltewah location. It “should be opening in a couple weeks followed by Summerville,” he says. Thatcher’s also has a restaurant in Calhoun.
New on the menu:
From The Foundry Growler Bar at 255 N. Fifth Ave., Rome: “New soup! Chicken Khao Soi: a Thai curry soup with guajillo chiles, fresh cilantro, toasted peanuts, and rice noodles.” Nice timing as the weather is “soup worthy” again this week. And they also serve a gazillion beers, wine and draught root beer.
Coming Friday: A pupusa food truck? Yes! More details Friday.