Now that 2018 is in the books, we decided to take a quick look at which blogs you were most interested in this past year. Our most popular articles all had one thing in common—food! If there’s one thing we know about Huntsville, it’s that the city is always asking for more diverse options when it comes to dining.
Many of these places are scheduled to open within the first half of the year and we will be here to keep you updated on construction, grand openings, and much more.
As we head into 2019, what projects or developments are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!
Thank you to everyone who helped make these projects possible.
Honorable Mention: Curio By Hilton Hotels Coming To Downtown Huntsville!
Downtown Huntsville’s landscape is ever changing and constantly adding new restaurants, venues, and activities that make it a must-visit destination. Very soon, 106 Jefferson Street, the former site of Hale Brother’s Furniture, will be the location of a new Curio by Hilton Hotels!
Featuring a full-service restaurant, rooftop bar, and other high-end amenities, 106 Jefferson will be the area’s go-to spot for a uniquely Huntsville getaway!
Tenant Announcement: The Moon Bakeshop Coming To The Avenue
Many of you have been asking for more options when it comes to freshly baked goods—including those that are gluten-free and vegan. The Moon Bakeshop will be joining the tenants at The Avenue on Jefferson Street and serving European-style and Southern-inspired goodies.
Everything from cookies, pastries, buttery croissants, and baklava will be served. Guests will even be able to watch the pastries being made by hand thanks to a large glass window within the shop.
Since 2014, Melt has been a popular spot for classic comfort food with a twist in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham. Co-owners Paget Pizitz and Harriet Despinakis will be bringing the concept to The Avenue in downtown with a plan to open sometime in late March/early April 2019.
Huntsville’s Melt will serve the same delectable appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and other healthy fare as the location in Avondale. But because it will be part of a larger development—rather than a stand-alone restaurant—it will have its own signature atmosphere and vibe. However, there will be no question that you are at Melt!
In order to be an inclusive culinary destination, Melt offers selections for everyone in the family including vegan and gluten-free items. Get the full story by clicking below.
Stovehouse To Welcome Upscale Bar And An Authentic Italian Kitchen As Next Food Garden Concepts!
The team behind Church Street Wine Shoppe and Purveyor has been busy creating their newest concepts that will debut at Stovehouse in March!
Pourhouse, a comfortably swanky bar, will be located at the development’s Food Garden and will pour a wide selection of wines; domestic, international, and local craft beers; spirits; and handcrafted cocktails. There will also be a rooftop deck and heated outdoor patios complete with fireplace.
Stovehouse will also be getting an authentic Italian eatery thanks to Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen. All traditional Italian plates served at the eatery will come directly from co-owner Stephanie Kennedy-Mell’s family recipes that have been passed down for generations. It will be high-quality dishes that mirror what you’d taste on a vacation in Rome, Florence, or Sicily.
Mazzara’s will also have gelato from Guistino’s Gelato in-house. Be sure to order an artisanal gelato, pastry, or gelato pop after you finish your pasta!
Stovehouse Names First Food Garden Tenants—Kamado Ramen and Oh Crêpe
We heard your cries for an authentic ramen restaurant and we were very pleased to announce that Stovehouse will welcome Kamado Ramen as part of its Food Garden lineup in the spring! Judging by the amount of traffic on our blog, it’s safe to say you are excited and ready for it to open.
Kamado—which means “stove” in Japanese—will serve fresh, delicious ramen dishes at its fast-casual restaurant. Patrons will have the choice of different meats, sauces, and even noodle types. All of the popular ramen items will be on the menu.
Oh Crêpe will be opening at Stovehouse too! The crêperie will bring a fun spin to traditional crêpes by using Japanese-influenced ingredients. Sweet and savory options will be available.
A new home décor and gift registry shop is set to open at the Central Park Village shopping center on Bob Wallace Avenue later this year. Ivy & Oak, a creation of sisters-in-law Cate Burris and Kayla Burris, will feature an array of beautiful décor, wedding gifts, baby items, candles, bath and beauty products, drinkware, stationery, and even gourmet spices, mixes, and snacks. The 1,420 square foot shop will be in Suite 115 at the center and is set to open in late Summer 2022.
Trampolines, foam pits, soccer challenges, wall-to-wall inflatables, cosmic putt-putt, tailgate games, extreme dodgeball, and much more are NOW OPEN to Huntsvillians at FLOW on Drake Avenue. This all-in-one supreme air sports and entertainment facility offers something for the whole family to enjoy from Olympic trampolines to private parties and even a café.