“We like to think if Purveyorhad a little sister this would be her place,” said Stephanie Kennedy-Mell, co-owner and creative behind the new concepts. “Pourhouse will be a bohemian, laid-back, upscale, and ‘comfortably swanky’ bar with unique touches not yet seen in Huntsville. Customers can grab a drink and enjoy the rooftop deck or one of our heated outdoor patios, complete with fireplace. It will be at the center of everything at Stovehouse!”
Pourhouse will serve a wide selection of wines; domestic, international, and local craft beers; spirits; and handcrafted cocktails. Although no food will be served at the bar, guests of Stovehouse are encouraged to bring their food from the variety of options in the development to the bar and enjoy their meal with their favorite Pourhouse selection.
“The name for Pourhouse was, of course, inspired by Stovehouse itself,” explained Matt Mell, co-owner of Pourhouse and Mazzara’s. “We wanted a name that would encompass this truly unique concept—a place where people work, play, eat, relax, and enjoy drinks. We will be pouring everything from wine to beer and bourbon—hence the name Pourhouse.”
MAZZARA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN – Authentic fast-casual Italian fare!
Pourhouse isn’t the only concept the Church Street Family will be introducing at Stovehouse. Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant that will serve fresh, made-in-house pasta, sauces, and other traditional Italian fare.
The menu, which will change weekly, will be managed by Chef Rene Boyzo who has received much praise and media accolades from his position as Executive Chef at Purveyor.
He will be working closely with family recipes from owner Stephanie’s own kitchen that have been passed down for generations. Her great-grandmother, Carmela; both grandparents, Mary and Vito; great-aunt, Vincenza (Zina); aunt, Lilian; and mother, Carmela, have all had an influence on the dishes that will be served at Mazzara’s.
“Mazzara is a family name—more specifically, my family name,” clarified Stephanie. “Our new Italian eatery will be named after my great grandparents, Stefano and Carmela Mazzara, who were Italian cooks from Sicily. Our menu may feature favorites like chicken parmigiana and lasagna as staples, but my great-grandmother’s eggplant rollatini will be something everyone will be watching for. Service and quality is our trademark at the Church Street Family and this will be fast, casual service with the high-quality food our customers have come to expect from us.”
When Stephanie is asked where she goes in Huntsville for Italian food, she always gives the same answer.
“I tell them I go home,” she laughed. “My family has never gone out for Italian food and my grandfather would always say, ‘Why leave the house for Italian when the best is right here at home?’ Our recipes have stood the test of time and uphold the high standards within the Italian culture for fresh, in-season food.”
Mazzara’s will also feature Guistino’s Gelato, a made-from-scratch gelateria created by Huntsville local, Justin Rosoff. Since 2016, Justin has expanded his skills by taking classes in Bologna, Italy, in order to craft the artisanal hard and soft-serve gelato, pastries, and gelato pops that will be available at Stovehouse.
Patrons can also enjoy seasonal sorbets, biscotti, rainbow cookies, almond cookies, and Italian coffee. Dairy- and gluten-free options will be available
“Justin is a native of New York but he’s been living in Huntsville for the past 10 years,” said Stephanie. “He’s always had a passion for food, but after tasting authentic gelato from the Italian ambassador’s wife while living in Ottawa, Canada, he was hooked!”
Justin says, “The sky is the limit when it comes to flavors.” So there will always be a new dessert or gelato to sample each time you visit.
Guests can even watch Justin as he creates the desserts because everything will be made on premise using traditional Italian preparation methods.
“One of the things we love most about Stovehouse is its focus on supporting local, small business,” emphasized Matt. “It’s a project that will be unlike anything else currently in the city and we can’t wait to welcome guests to our new concepts.”
Coming March 2019!
“When you visit the development, you will be greeted by a passionate collective of local, small business owners and restaurateurs,” shared Danny Yancey owner/developer of Stovehouse. “While Stovehouse is reimagining the way Huntsville works and plays, the teams behind our Food Garden concepts are reimaging the culinary scene of our city. We are honored to have Pourhouse and Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen as part of our community.”
Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen will have seating both inside and on the immediate patio outside. While there is no table service, there will be an indoor counter and table seats for convenience. Pourhouse will be located in what Stovehouse is calling the “Wine Cube”; although, it will serve much more than just wine.
“Stovehouse is the perfect backdrop for these new concepts from Matt and Stephanie,” said Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Principal, Wesley Crunkleton. “The Food Garden will allow guests to experience delicious authentic food from different destinations around the world, and the Church Street team has a proven track record of success when it comes to creating concepts that Huntsville embraces. ”
Be sure to follow Pourhouse and Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen on social media to get all of the updates on their openings!
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