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Richardson’s Lockwood Distilling Co. Will Serve Way More Than Just Rum

This distillery aims to be a neighborhood restaurant and hangout — with comfort food like tuna melts

A sandwich at Lockwood
Lockwood Distilling Co.’s tuna melt
Lockwood Distilling Co./Facebook

It’s been a long time in the making, but southern Richardson’s Lockwood Distilling Co. is just about ready to open. The Dallas Observer reports that distillery/restaurant will debut by the end of this month at 506 Lockwood Drive (the permits are in process right now).

With a sleek look incorporating exposed brick, black and white decor, and rustic wood, Lockwood Distilling Co. bills itself as a micro distillery. The plan is to start out making rum (including rum cocktails) then continue expanding with brandy, whiskey, gin, and even beer.

“We’re a neighborhood distillery and restaurant,” owner Evan Batts told the Observer. He and his wife Sally worked with Dallas chef Justin Box to whip up a menu of comfort food that includes hearty sandwiches like stacked bologna and a tuna melt covered with melty cheese. Meanwhile, Plano Magazine reported this summer that desserts would bring in local businesses (like ice cream from Sweet Firefly and popsicles from Pop Star). Stay tuned for Lockwood Distilling Co.’s opening date.

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