Monday, October 5, 2009

Liberty to open this week

The Liberty, American gastropub brainchild of longtime Harper's chef Tom Condron and Matthew Pera, is slated to open Oct. 9 at the former McIntosh's location in South End: 1812 South Blvd. Look for a pub setting with "upscale, yet moderately priced cuisine." Entrees will run $10-$21; look for dishes such as farm chicken with olive-crushed potatoes and chorizo; grilled Scottish salmon with Anson Mills farro (it's a grain); Angus pub burger with Niman Ranch bacon, teleme cheese and duck-fat fries; duck and dumplings with duck leg confit, duck meatballs and ricotta dumplings; grilled hanger steak with preserved tomatoes and parmesan-truffle fries; and more. Desserts will range from Meyer lemon donuts to warm Valrhona chocolate cake.

The space is divided into dining room and bar; the first is done in an "urban retro" style, with the bar sporting a more traditional pub look. Drinks range from 20 hand-crafted beers on tap and 50 by the bottle to 60 wines and a cocktail list. It seats more than 200, with a patio and 50-seat bar. Hours will be 11 a.m.-1 a.m. daily. 704-332-8830.


Anonymous said...

Duck fries huh? I tried these this weekend at another joint and I could not tell a difference yet apparently duck grease is more expensive - $7 more expensive.

Anonymous said...

this is a great happening...condron is a great man, especially to work for...but we've overlooked a new restaurant in town...a michelin starred chef just opened a restaurant and no story???...(i'm talking about tourondel...)