The Kindreds Set Sail With Craig Deihl and More Chef News Down South

In Cornelius, North Carolina, Joe and Katy Kindred (both Kindred) set sail with Hello, Sailor, a seafood-centric restaurant with Craig Deihl (Cypress) as chef de cuisine.

In New Orleans, Paloma Cafe brought Caribbean and Latin flavors to the Bywater space formerly occupied by Cafe Henri; Danny Alas and Justin Rodriguez team up as chefs. Our House Hospitality, the hotel restaurant segment of Besh Restaurant Group, parted ways with John Besh and formed QED Hospitality; the independent company took over management of The Caribbean Room at the Pontchartrain Hotel, as well as Marsh House at the Thompson Nashville. Nina Compton (Compère Lapin) confirmed the name, Bywater American Bistro, for her anticipated sophomore restaurant due early this year, which she’s opening with her husband Larry Miller; Levi Raines (The Dutch) serves as chef/partner, overseeing a menu of housemade pastas, charcuterie, seafood and pork. Ramen Ya’ll goes from pop-up to permanent inside the upcoming CBD Social. Nick Detrich is working on a new bar called Everywhen, due later this year.

In Nashville, Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is adding a Wedgewood-Houston location, as well as an out-of-state outpost in Atlanta. Prima closes in the Gulch later this month.

In Atlanta, The Stratford is a new family-friendly pub in Avondale Estates. The Poncey Highland took the place of Cafe Highland.

In Savannah, fresh off a recent opening in Greenville, South Carolina, Sean Brock added a fourth outpost of Husk, with Tyler Williams as chef de cuisine.

In Austin, Pokeatery brought fresh fish and Dole whips to Mueller. Mad Greens expanded to downtown. The bygone 40 North pizza trailer is returning as a permanent restaurant. Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew focuses on Cajun food and barbecue for its next venture, The Switch, headed to Dripping Springs in the fall.

In Dallas, Fat Chicken closed at Trinity Groves.

In Houston, North Carolina’s Duck Donuts flew into town. Night Heron nests in Montrose next month, featuring eclectic small plates by Jacob Pate (Coltivare). 

In Miami, 180 Degrees at DRB has closed.

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