Eight Row Flint has opened in the heights. Taking over a former gas station, the Agricole Hospitality founders Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera are serving up tacos some of our favorite local beers. Did we mention whiskey? They have a wide range of whiskeys to try including flights (as well as tequila flights).
If you're curious about the establishment's name, Eight Row Flint is the heirloom corn that the Native American Indians shared with the English settlers who first settled in New England. It is also the first corn distilled into whiskey in the US. Although this heritage seed went extinct in the US for decades, the seeds were exported to Italy where the corn flourished.
Weber worked with craftsman Steve Walters to bring his vision to life. As in other Agricole Hospitality projects [Revival Market, Coltivare Pizza & Garden], the philosophy of recycle, reuse and repurpose has resulted in the group's signature look of rustic meets modern. The mid-century gas station that houses Eight Row Flint was left intact, and the interior concrete walls are original, as is the porcelain exterior, which was cleaned and given a new coat of white paint.