The Feast BBQ press release has been excerpted elsewhere, but I thought it might be convenient for you to read all of it. Native New Albanians, or anyone who has lived in the city for any length of time, should take note. Ryan might have chosen to situate his start-up in Louisville, but chose New Albany instead. Several on-line accounts I’ve seen today actually used the term “restaurant row” to describe downtown NA. Believe it, people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: R. Ryan Rogers
Tel.: (502) 296-8325
BBQ TO JOIN DOWNTOWN NEW ALBANY’S RESTAURANT ROW
Feast BBQ scheduled for Spring opening
New Albany, IN ( January 10, 2012) Chef Ryan Rogers announces the opening of his first restaurant – Feast BBQ – in the Spring of 2012 at 116 West Main Street in downtown New Albany, Indiana. Feast BBQ will be focused on great BBQ, Bourbon, and Craft Beer.
Chef-owner Rogers is excited to be a part of the burgeoning food scene in Downtown New Albany and is eager to contribute the BBQ recipes, techniques, and sauces he has been crafting. “Low and slow is an understatement. At Feast we will take the time needed to treat the BBQ with the utmost care and attention”, states Rogers. “ While extremely labor intensive, the results are worth the efforts”. The menu will include traditional BBQ such as pulled pork, baby back ribs, brisket, & chicken along with house-made sides, and a variety of appetizers and desserts.
In addition to BBQ, Chef Rogers plans to offer New Albany’s largest selection of bourbons with over 50 brands, as well as a wide variety of beers where he will maintain a focus on locally- brewed and craft beers.
Chef Rogers is a graduate of the renowned French Culinary Institute. His past kitchens include Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York (where Chef David Chang was named 2007 Chef of the Year by both Bon Appetit and GQ’s), The Oakroom (Kentucky’s only 5 Diamond Restaurant), Zanzabar (where as head chef he received 3 Stars from The Courier Journal), and the Anchorage Café where, along with Andy Myers, he was called one of, “The Brightest New Chefs in Town” by LEO Weekly.
Feast BBQ will be located at 116 West Main Street across from the YMCA. The building was built in the Italianate style and served as various New Albany saloons from the 1880’s until the mid-1980’s when it was vacated. Renovations are currently underway for the Spring 2012 opening. The original brick walls have been uncovered and will showcase a series of photographs chronicling the building’s history and revival.
You can follow the construction and launch of Feast BBQ on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/FeastBBQ and twitter.com/FeastBBQ