Someone stole a sentimental art print out of the men’s room at Cast Iron over the weekend. Chef Evan Cordes took to the restaurant’s Instagram and its Facebook page to express his sadness and to ask the person who took the print to please bring it back. No questions asked.
“Sarah and I bought this set in Asheville a few years ago. When I found them, I looked at her and said, ‘babe...I’m going to hang these above some urinals in the men’s room of our restaurant one day,’” Cordes said via Facebook.
He and his wife, Sarah, opened Cast Iron at the corner of Highland Avenue and Sampson Street in November 2016. Cordes has worked previously as a chef for Serpas, Cakes & Ale, and H. Harper Station before spending three years as a personal chef prior to opening Cast Iron—the couple’s first restaurant.
The print in question is by Asheville, North Carolina artist Jessica C. White who creates hand-pulled, letterpress illustrations inspired by children’s books and nature combined with world news and social commentary.
The limited edition piece entitled “Listen Carefully” is currently sold out, but it is listed on Ms. White’s website for $150.
In other Cast Iron news, the restaurant announced on January 6 that it would be discontinuing weekend brunch service to focus solely on dinner.