Diners will soon have a choice of polished or casual dining from the Legume folks. A rename for the bar area, The Butterjoint, will open on or around Nov. 15, said owner Trevett Hooper.
Named for the masonry term in which bricks align with little visible grout, “it makes a home really beautiful and understated,” he said.
The offshoot aims for a parallel philosophy for the restaurant’s cuisine.
“We wanted to make really good food that’s not fine dining, without all the bells and whistles,” he said. Sausages and burgers will dominate the menu, with house-made kimchi, pickles and sauerkraut for condiments.
Will Groves will manage the bar, which will feature a season-inspired wine list, craft beers and cocktails. “Will is good at finding things to do behind the bar with our pickles,” Mr. Hooper observed, citing a pickleback made from the brine from in-house sour pickles.
The designer for Legume, Joy Robinson, is revamping the space. The Butterjoint will be open nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight.