When Locöl reopens at 3pm today after being closed since Friday, some changes will be put in place. Most notably, a new owner – Kevin Beardsleybottom left with managers April savage and Ian Joyce:
We stopped by Monday to find out what’s changing — and what’s not.
The restaurant/bar at 7902 35th SW is changing its name slightly – Kitchen and bar Locöl replaces the original Locöl Barley and Vine. It will be a clearer representation of what they are – especially the “bar” part, since now Locöl has a full liquor license, after 12 years of only serving wine and beer.
The full cocktail menu won’t be available until the first of the year, but they will offer what you might call teasers – tastes – before then.
They also did a bit of a refresh – paint, for example.
The food menu doesn’t change much – there are new dishes every few months anyway. The popular pork carnitas tacos, for example, are definitely sticking around. They might even get better, as Locöl expects all of its tortillas to be purchased nearby soon. Milpa Masa. And it fits the general theme of local, made-from-scratch food – the menu also spotlights “comfort food”; twice-baked potatoes are also popular, as are sharing plates.
Also plenty of vegetarian options, notes the Locöl crew. And beyond the most local food possible, they will continue to present local art:
Locöl is 21+ and also has a covered, heated rear patio that seats up to 20 people. Hours are 3-10pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-10pm Saturday, 1-8pm Sunday, closed Mondays for now (but hoping to change that if staff allow). Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. also remains.