Free Range Concepts partners, Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan announce their newest project, The Rustic, scheduled to open Spring of 2013 in Uptown at the prime corner lot of Lemmon Avenue and North Central Expressway in the West Village area. Sepkowitz and Noonan, the team behind Bowl & Barrel, have partnered with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Pat Green and local businessman Brian Manion to open a full service restaurant and bar that will feature a dynamic outdoor “backyard” for eating, drinking and listening to live music.
“The Rustic will be a place to relax and socialize with friends and family and will be known for its three distinct qualities: great music, a vibrant patio and an excellent dining experience,” explains Sepkowitz.
With a live music venue outside, The Rustic will be able to provide a form of entertainment that few restaurant concepts can offer. The size and layout of the patio will offer the flexibility to accommodate both casual dining and large outdoor concerts, yet the primary focus of The Rustic will always be exceptional food and drinks.
Celebrated chef, Sharon Hage will be working with The Rustic team to develop the menu. Noonan explains, “We will showcase kitchen and bar menus with roots reaching deep into the Texas soil. We are committed to using only beef, poultry and game from local ranchers, produce from local farmers, and the largest selection of Texas beers found anywhere.” The Rustic will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.
According to Neal Sleeper, President of Cityplace Company, the master developer of the area, “We have wanted to add a live music venue in the West Village area for many years. The site selected for this new project has several beautiful old post oaks, and the site contours provide a natural amphitheater with Uptown Station and the trolley turntable as a backdrop. The Rustic will add a great deal of energy to the area and we are thrilled to welcome them to the neighborhood.”