Muchacho, one of two restaurants Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox is installing in the space that previously housed beloved cocktail bar H. Harper Station, will open to the public on Monday, October 16. Muchacho will offer all-day counter service and a West Coast vibe.
Like Ladybird in Old Fourth Ward, Lennox’s new restaurant will sit right on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail — or, it will once this portion of the trail is complete. It’s located at 904 Memorial Drive SE in Reynoldstown.
Culinary director Taria Camerino and chef de cuisine Jason Simpson will oversee the daily kitchen operations and the menu, which seems to hit all the highlights of modern California cuisine. Diners will find tacos, toasts, grain bowls, and poke. Beverages will include housemade aguas frescas; limited selections of beer, wine, and cocktails; and a longer list of coffee drinks.
The decor will match the cuisine, with oranges, yellows, and whites making the interior color scheme and a brick patio, featuring tropical plants, vintage outdoor furniture, and red-and-white umbrellas, overlooking the BeltLine. The building’s red-brick exterior has been painted white, drawing the ire of some R-town neighbors. Lennox points to 1970s-era Venice Beach as inspiration for the design.
Later this fall, Lennox will open Golden Eagle, which is being described as “a workingman’s tavern in the spirit of mid-century lobby bars and American Legion halls.” The two venues will be separated by brick wall.
Muchacho will serve daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a look at the menu below.
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