Chef Josh Habiger of Nashville hotspot The Catbird Seat will be leaving the restaurant this July, with the possibility of opening his own restaurant in the future. According to The Tennessean, owning restaurant group Strategic Hospitality has decided to make Habiger a "guide for future projects," which includes consulting on the food and drinks menu for upcoming restaurant the Pinewood Social. The group tells the Nashville Scene that Catbird will continue to "function as it always has," save for some new staff. The other half of the duo, chef Erik Anderson, will be sticking around to run the show.
The Tennessean reports that the forthcoming Pinewood Social will be a "social gathering space" and "alternative to the local coffee shop or neighborhood restaurant." Apparently the space was inspired by the Ace and Public hotels in NYC. Also, it seems like it will have a lot of stuff for people to do inside: there will be six bowling lanes as well as private karaoke rooms, shuffleboard and a pool.
· Chef Josh Habiger to leave The Catbird Seat [The Tennessean]
· Catbird Seat Chef Josh Habiger Gets Kicked Upstairs [Nashville Scene]
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