For the past couple of years, Chef Omar Flores has largely kept his head down to focus on running his much-lauded Spanish restaurant Casa Rubia. Earlier this year, though, Flores announced plans to spread his wings with a casual concept in a space that’s seen some upheaval in recent years.
As of yesterday, Flores announced that he was kicking open the doors to Whistlebritches via the restaurant’s Facebook page. The concept, which occupies the former Sonic Drive-In that was most recently Spork, is decidedly more laid-back than his Trinity Groves tapas spot.
On the menu are chef-driven comfort food dishes like the Auntie Louann, a fluffy biscuit piled high with chicken strips, pimiento cheese, house pickles, and thousand island dressing. Uber-trendy Nashville hot chicken makes an appearance in the form of The Hot Dang, a spicy fried chicken sandwich served with house pickles and dilled ranch.
Also on offer are over-the-top milkshakes topped with decadent accoutrements like s’mores fixins’ and gooey caramel, fresh custard, and homemade pies. Beer options, of course, will be aplenty, in addition to cocktails served on draft.
Whistle Britches is now officially open for both lunch and dinner. The doors kick open at 11 a.m., and stay open until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.