We want to do Sundays, and today is a fine place to begin.


Following the first few days of business at the Bank Street Brewhouse, the team is busily sorting through dozens of hastily scribbled post-it notes. Your constructive criticism is very much appreciated, and in fact, it is encouraged. I haven’t had time to catch up with all of last week’s e-mail correspondence, so please give me today to do a load of laundry and crawl back.

BSB will be closed on Mondays. Part of the reason for this is that I remain rather stubbornly determined to make “Open on Sunday” a reality in downtown New Albany. It is perhaps my primary goal as carnival barker and promotional flagellant, and in fact borders on the obsessive.

Today will be the inaugural expression of this desire, even if we don’t have the operation down to a science quite yet. There will be food, and there will be drink, and someone will be there to serve them from 12:00 noon until around 8:00 p.m.

With time and warmer weather, I’m envisioning a lively Sunday experience. Chef Josh and I have discussed several “Sunday special” menu possibilities, among them a lighter soup and salad option that might be good for the Sunday YMCA crowd, post-church lunches and cyclists. Of course, those wishing to augment with beer would be welcomed to do so.

We’re not quite there … yet. But we’ll be there today, with what we have now.