After a bar open house welcomed more than 350 guests last Wednesday, and standing just south of its more musical sibling, Sundown is ready to rock the eats. As chef Patrick Stark shares kitchen time between sister venture/neighbor, the historic Granada Theater (he's long been in charge of its green room catering and the like), the kick-off for food service at Greenville's newest tenant is slated for Friday, January 13.
Sure, that may seem like an unlucky date, but fans of local sourcing and farm-to-table concepts should feel the good fortune. Stark's menu includes street soba veggie bowls, longhorn beef burgers, flatbreads (gluten-free available) and more. Vegetarian and vegan options are sprinkled throughout.
Sundown's publicist Julie Garcia said during a visit, boosting the local economy and supporting local vendors has always been at the heart of owner Mike Schoder's business plan while "waste not" is certainly part of his and the company's belief system. So far, the venue has a staff of 42 and the interior was designed by Carrie Robi and Jason Asmar. While we're all familiar with the call for the scrap wood wall, Garcia confirms, "pretty much everything has been reclaimed except the bar stools."