About a month after Gwynnett Street owner Carl McCoy was accused of involvement in a molly trafficking incident (and after the restaurant’s head chef and much of the staff quit), the place has re-opened and re-branded as Lachlan, a similar-to-the-original, low key gastropub. Whiskey bread is still very much a part of the menu.
Eater reports that chef Alexis Krisel, formerly of Allswell, will be heading up the kitchen, with a menu that now includes sweetbreads, fried ham hock wontons, and a fried chicken sandwich, alongside a formidable cocktail list. A statement on the old Gwynnett St. website explains the situation as follows:
The owners of Gwynnett St. have made the decision to transition into a different concept. We are immensely proud of what we accomplished these last two years and extremely grateful of the support we received from our customers, press and staff. However, we have decided to take our restaurant in a different direction and will continue with our tradition of great cuisine and cocktail program. We will now be operating as Lachlan, and our food and concept can be seen at www.lachlangastropub.com.
Lachlan is currently open for dinner, plans to begin brunch service on January 25th, and also has a special Valentine’s Day menu on the docket.
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