Opie Patterson might have been planning a soft weekend opening of Goat’s restaurant and bar. But when you basically resurrect Five Points’ long-beloved Goatfeather’s, it’s hard to keep that under wraps.
The former Goatfeather’s assistant manager and bartender told The State on Wednesday he secured the lease for the former Goatfeather’s location at 2017 Devine St. in March, and has been renovating the space since. Patterson said he had been set to open early in October, but flooding issues postponed his plans. He now plans an official opening within the next few weeks.
The menu is still being finalized, but Patterson plans to offer a wide selection of wines and signature cocktails. Hours will be 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday.
Empire Supper Club opens Friday night in the Vista at 920 Lady St., according to the restaurant’s Twitter feed.
Owner Joe Stovall has established the club in homage to the Roaring Twenties — a theme carried out in the restaurant’s decor, staff, drinks and live bands. The restaurant will open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and will feature a heavy tapas menu comprised of lots of local, organic foods.
Later this month, just down the road in the Vista, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina has set an open date of Oct. 26 at 700 Gervais St.
The Vista location will be the Atlanta-based restaurant’s 11th, and its first in South Carolina. The restaurant’s 4,000-square-foot interior space and outdoor patio will seat 174 guests, and will be open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Tin Lizzy’s features what the chain calls “FlexMex” cuisine — TexMex-type meals inspired by multiple cultures. For the most part, customers can choose from quesadillas, skillet dinners or one of about two dozen soft tacos to pair with the diner’s 23-ounce “El Jefe” beer of choice while catching the game on the big screen.
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