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The Drummer From My Morning Jacket Is Opening a Restaurant in Kentucky

It will be a "casual bistro" in Louisville.

Patrick Hallahan jams with My Morning Jacket
Patrick Hallahan jams with My Morning Jacket
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Yet another rock musician is moonlighting as a restaurateur: A member of My Morning Jacket is opening a restaurant in the band's hometown of Louisville, Ky. The Associated Press reports that drummer Patrick Hallahan will open Butchertown Grocery this November in partnership with chef Bobby Benjamin and lawyer Jon Salomon.

Benjamin previously told Insider Louisville he's taking "a casual bistro approach blending iconic French, Italian and American standards." There will also be burgers with house-baked buns on the menu, and a second-floor speakeasy with live music. (Perhaps MMJ will pop up to perform at some point? The AP notes that the band released their seventh album earlier this year.)

Butchertown Grocer

Coming soon to Louisville. [Photo: Chef Bobby Benjamin/Facebook]

Hallahan is just the latest in a never-ending string of musicians who have decided to funnel their hard-earned cash into the food and beverage business: Most recently, rapper and Sprite can star Drake reportedly opened a Toronto restaurant called Fring's in conjunction with chef Susur Lee. Many bands, such as MetallicaQueen, and even 311 choose to take the considerably less risky route of launching their own beers instead.

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