When the public relations team behind chef Sean Brock's Mexican-inspired restaurant announced the concept, they said that the "to-be-named restaurant will be a small establishment adjacent to McCrady's on East Bay Street." Those familiar with the area might remember that McCrady's had a wine bar on East Bay in the early aughts. In 2003, Wine Spectator described the establishment as "a study in exposed brick, subdued bronze lighting and warm wood."
The space has since shuttered and the windows are covered, but between the cracks, passers-by can catch a glimpse of what will undoubtedly be the most talked about restaurant of the fall. This is the location of Brock's newest "affordable menu and casual service" restaurant. (The team projected a summer opening but now say they don't expect to make their original deadline.)
The wine bar was a swanky joint, so construction is most likely taking the space down to a more casual-looking interior. While crews are working on the restaurant, Brock has been working on his tortilla making skills, according to Instagram.
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· Sean Brock [Instagram]