A little less than a year after shuttering in Decatur, Twisted Soul is coming back in Westside. Chef Deborah VanTrece’s restaurant, now known as Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, will open to the public this Saturday, December 3. VanTrece is taking over the former Bone Lick BBQ space at 1133 Huff Rd. NW.
"In our new home, we’ve kept the things we’ve always loved about Twisted Soul: the food, our people, and an exciting atmosphere," VanTrece said in a prepared statement. "But we’ve also created an upscale feel that plays on the ‘cookhouse’ theme, and we’ve been able to put our own stamp on this place. We feel like we’ve created Twisted Soul in its best form."
Twisted Soul’s Westside debut will come exactly two years after the original incarnation opened. The restaurant will continue to serve "globally inspired soul food," but the new location also offers prepared grab-and-go dishes. Lorraine Lane, VanTrece’s wife and business partner, is in as beverage director and is putting together a list of cocktails, wine, and local beers.
VanTrece first opened Twisted Soul at 314 East Howard Ave. before closing over a lease dispute on December 30, 2015. The Decatur space was claimed by the owners of Ammazza for an expansion of their Old Fourth Ward pizzeria, but intel on that project has gone cold.
Twisted Soul will initially open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lunch service, kicking off December 6, will run Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch, offered Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will launch on December 10.