Single Barrel plans to open a smaller, second location with a different food concept before the end of the year, according to executive chef Brandon Harpster.
“We’re expanding our brand a bit,” Harpster said.
Single Barrel Bourbon Street will be beneath The Cube in The Railyard at 300 Canopy St. It’ll occupy what once was a part of the Jack & June restaurant. BurgerFi took over the other part of Jack & June in November 2015.
Harpster said ownership is targeting late December for an opening.
The new restaurant will feature a New Orleans/Mardi Gras theme in food and drinks.
“It’ll be our take on classic Cajun and Creole items,” said Harpster, who noted jambalaya and gumbo will be on the menu. “It’s a little bit of a different twist than Single Barrel, but it’s the same mindset.”
He said the restaurant plans to use the open area outside the restaurant for crawfish boils in the summer and other food-related events.
“This will give us an opportunity to do some fun things,” Harpster said.
Primarily owned by Heath Macomber, the original Single Barrel opened as a bar in 2011 at the corner of 10th and P streets and began food service in August 2012. It’s known for its smoked meats, steaks and hamburgers. It also presents touring country music artists.