Charlotte-based Bayhaven Restaurant Group, led by chef Greg Collier and Subrina Collier of Leah & Louise (301 Camp Road) fame, announced they will open their newest take on Southern cuisine, 3rd & Fernwood, this fall. The restaurant will be located at 1100 Metropolitan Avenue in the former Hickory Tavern space.
According to Greg, 3rd & Fernwood will “delve into the foodways of the African diaspora and its connection to the American South” with a fresh take on meat-and-three plates. Greg has brought on fellow James Beard-nominated chef Cleophus Hethington to be the executive chef on the project. Hethington gained national acclaim while at Benne on Eagle in Asheville. When he left the restaurant in 2022, he told Eater that he was considering moving to Charlotte.
A few ideas for the 3rd & Fernwood menu include “a fried chicken thigh sandwich, served with hot sauce caramel, housemade pickles and herb mayonnaise on a brioche bun; grilled catfish with roasted okra gravy, and sides such as creamed collard greens with fennel and smoked tomato jam; three cheese mac, braised turnip, grilled pumpkin/sweet potato and hambone grits, among other options.”
Once open, the restaurant will serve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with plans to eventually extend the hours until 8 p.m. The group predicts they will open the doors before Thanksgiving.