The East Village distillery and tasting room recently added a kitchen to its footprint, so starting this Friday, May 10, You & Yours Distilling Co. will start offering a brand new food menu that will be available during its hours of operation. Inspired by owner/distiller Laura Johnson’s Texas roots, the “somewhat Southern-inspired” small plates were created by Kettner Exchange executive chef Brian Redzikowski, who has done several pop-up collaborations at the distillery. Redzikowski consulted on the menu, but chef Cecilia Valencia, formerly of Kettner Exchange, will be the chef on-site.
The concise menu, which features cocktail pairing suggestions for each dish, includes Benton’s famous, dry-cured country ham with buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, and a riff on shrimp and grits as well as carrot tartare with Texas toast points, spicy salmon poke, and a crispy eggplant stack that uses Y&Y Vodka in its creamy vodka sauce. House spirits are infused into the dessert; called ‘Worms in Dirt’, it features devil’s food cake, Provisional Gin mousse, graham cracker sand, gummy worms made with Summer Citrus Vodka, and ice cream from Stella Jean’s in University Heights.
The distillery is also working on an additional 5,000-square-foot facility, located nearby on 15th Street, that will have its own beer and wine garden plus housing for barrel-aged spirits and production space for the company’s canned cocktails.
You & Yours is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.