Rob Duckworth, the mind behind Duckworth’s and The Cellar, will open a new concept named Link & Pin in South End this fall.
“I’d describe Link & Pin as restaurant first, but with a focus on craft cocktails and wine as well,” Rob Duckworth told the Agenda. “We’ll have a craft cocktail cart where we’ll be making classic cocktails tableside in our lounge areas on certain nights too.”
I’m loving the idea of a tableside craft cocktail cart. Very cool.
Link & Pin will be open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Menu: It’s not yet finalized, but you’ll find a mix of small plates and larger dishes. After 30 tastings, Rob told me he’s most excited about the following dishes: 12-ounce bone-in filet, ahi tuna poke, crispy whole flounder, Korean-style cauliflower popcorn and their house burger with black garlic aioli. As for brunch and lunch, Rob’s excited about the chicken and waffles with sticky bun bourbon syrup and roasted acorn squash with grilled chicken salad.
Name: “We’re on the New Bern Station light rail stop, which is what helped to influence the name, Link & Pin,” said Rob. “My son actually came up with that name when he was learning about the history of Charlotte’s rail system. The Link & Pin coupler system is what early railroads used to connect the rail cars together with.”
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Location: Link & Pin is taking 6,500 square feet on the ground floor of The Bradham at New Bern, a new 423-unit luxury apartment community opening this summer near Suffolk Punch. It’s on the corner of New Bern Street and South Boulevard.