The beginning of September is shaping up to be a mighty busy time for new restaurant openings: The latest to announce its impending opening date is hoity-toity shopping center Highland Park Village's Five Creeks Tavern, the second half of the duo replacing the ill-fated Village Kitchen and Toko V. (Neighbor KT Burger opened back in May.)
Five Creeks Tavern will officially open September 1 with two patios, two bars, and a lounge area. Per a press release, the restaurant "will specialize in authentic Neapolitan pizzas cooked to a crispy perfection in a Northern Italian 900 degree wood-fire oven, pastas made in-house daily, artisan paninis and daily specials prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients. In addition, cheeses will be handmade on-site and fresh salads, custom appetizers and a selection of gelato for dessert will be offered."
To chase said pizza there will be 16 different wines on tap, plus craft beer and cocktails — including peach bellinis "made according to Harry's Bar recipe in Venice," the establishment credited with inventing the drink back in the 1940s. Hey, at least if you can't afford to shop at HPV you can still sip a fancy Italian drink.