For his next restaurant concept, Scott Slater, owner of Slater's 50/50, is going wild.
Slater just signed the lease for the first location of his newest venture, Swine Bar, which moves into the Park Boulevard space that was once home to Gulf Coast Grill and most recently, Babbo's Bar & Grille.
The flagship Swine Bar is set to emerge by late summer or early fall, and Slater told us that the menu will be more creative and chef-driven that his burger spots. Slater's 50/50 is known for its half-bacon burger patties, and bacon will take a starring role here too; chef Mark Younggren, formerly a sous at The Linkery, will be curing their own and offering it in 15 to 20 different flavors, from wasabi and lavender to chocolate-dipped.
Slater says to also expect charcuterie and sausages made with exotic game meat from four-legged to no-legged creatures, including python, camel, venison and iguana.
Swine Bar will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature a comfort food menu of breakfast hashes, BLT's, meatloaf and more. There should be ample seating, but Swine Bar will be a fast-casual concept for quick service and include a retail market which will sell their bacon, charcuterie and sausages to cook at home.
There's a full bar, so Slater plans to stock a significant amount of craft beer, plus wine, and develop a craft cocktail list of drinks ranging from spicy to smoky, employing mezcal and yes, bacon.
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