After two years of renovations, the highly anticipated Supperland is planning a mid-February opening in a historic church in Plaza Midwood.
Why it matters: The stunning restaurant and cocktail bar revives a piece of the neighborhood’s history and stands in contrast to countless new construction projects throughout the city.
Supperland is the latest venture from Jeff Tonidandel and Jamie Brown, the owners of Haberdish, Crepe Cellar, Growlers Pourhouse and Reigning Doughnuts. [Go deeper]
Details: The 5,250-square-foot restaurant retains the vaulted ceilings of the former church and even has restored pews as seating.
- An impressive open-fire kitchen now occupies the former pulpit of the church and is the centerpiece of the restaurant.
- “I think what makes it so special is it being a restoration project and just bringing something back to life,” Brown says.
Menu: The menu features Southern cuisine reminiscent of traditional church potluck dinners served on Supperland’s custom, hand-painted plates.
Cocktail bar: A smaller 2,250-square-foot building in the back has been transformed into a craft cocktail bar.
Timeline: Supperland’s opening was delayed, in part, because of the pandemic, but also due to the magnitude of the restoration project. Brown and Tonidandel are now aiming for mid-February.
Here’s a look at the construction progress so far.