Tuesday, August 12, 2014

... Upscale there (Davidson)

Executive chef Joe Kindred, of Rooster's uptown, and his wife, Katy, plan Kindred in Davidson by the end of the year or so.

It'll serve chef-driven American fare, housed in an early-1900s building at 131 N. Main St. that was once a pharmacy, and (parts of it) a bookstore and for a time, the former Tom Clark Museum. (Gnomes!)

The Kindreds live in Davidson and, says Katy: "Joe literally grew up walking distance from the space so it is a bit of a homecoming for him.

"It has been our brain child for the better part of a decade and we are so thrilled to watch it come together up here in Davidson where we live with our two kids."

Kindred will sprawl across the building's three floors, with a street-level bar and dining area, the kitchen and a chef's table downstairs and a dining room and private dining upstairs -- plus a patio in the back and side.

Expect prices in the $30-per-person range, according to Katy, who says they both are still working for chef Jim Noble (she's in marketing), who's "like family to us, he has been so unbelievably supportive."

She says she and Joe met at the Pump Room in Chicago, where both were working at the time (she got certified as a sommelier at 21, and has done an array of restaurant and wine work, including stints in Montalcino, Italy, and at Quince in San Francisco). He's also cooked at Tru and 160 Blue in Chicago and at Delfina in San Francisco.