This week, EaDo will become home to Vinny’s, a “modern American” pizzeria from the minds behind Agricole Hospitality.
Vinny’s is the first of three restaurants that Agricole Hospitality, which also operates beloved establishments Revival Market, Coltivare, Eight Row Flint, and Night Heron, will open at the sprawling East Village complex at 1201 St. Emanuel Street. Also following this week are a bar called Miss Carousel, and a restaurant called Indianola. Scope out the details on each new spot below:
Vinny’s — Named for Agricole Hospitality culinary director Vincent Huynh, Vinny’s will serve its own gigantic, “American-style” pies that meld a variety of pizza styles. Each massive pie weighs 52 ounces, and can be ordered whole or by the slice. The pizza sauce and sausage will be made daily at the restaurant, and each pie will be topped with Wisconsin brick cheese, a prominent component of Detroit’s thick-crust, cheesy pizza. A list of drinkable wines and “guilty pleasure” desserts from Agricole pastry chef Natasha Douglas like malted double chocolate chip cookies round out the menu. Vinny’s will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight. The doors stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Indianola — This restaurant occupies a chic 3,000 square foot space at the development, and is named for the port of entry where Agricola co-owner Morgan Weber’s ancestors encountered Texas. The menu is packed with heritage ingredients and global dishes, including Chinese rice porridge, shakshuka, and grilled Santa Maria steak served with tomatillo escabeche. Executive chef Paul Lewis will oversee the kitchen. In the beginning, Indianola will open for dinner service only at 5 p.m., but breakfast, lunch, and dinner service will follow soon.
Miss Carousel — Taking its name from a classic Townes Van Zandt song, Miss Carousel is a sprawling 5,000 square foot bar that will serve top-notch cocktails and laid-back vibes. A list of 30 or so classic cocktails will be on offer, along with “experimental” libations and a lengthy selection of non-alcoholic drinks. A tight food menu features dishes like duck wings, beef tartare, and a “tiki sundae” made with coconut rum and cashew gelato. Miss Carousel will be open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
Vinny’s will begin slinging pies on Wednesday, October 31. Indianola will follow on November 6 with dinner service, and lunch is expected to follow in the next month or so. Miss Carousel will debut on Thursday, November 8.