Tonight, much-anticipated restaurant Indianola will officially open its doors in EaDo, making Agricole Hospitality’s takeover of the neighborhood official.
The new destination for modern American cuisine occupies 3,000 square feet of bright space, with plenty of nods to minimalist, West Texas-style design overseen by Agricole co-owners Morgan and Julia Weber. Seating is available in the dining room for 100 hungry patrons who can grab one of the kitchen-facing counter seats, or cozy up in one of the restaurant’s intentionally-comfortable booths and banquettes. Light woods, earth tones, and plenty of natural light lend an upscale, yet calming feel to the space.
Open next door to Indianola is Vinny’s, a decidedly different, fast-casual restaurant that serves giant pizzas whole or by the slice. The space is small by design, intended mostly for take-out orders and small parties of diners, and features shimmering, circular navy blue “penny tiles” that contrast with Vinny’s vibrant red barstools and exposed brick accents. Not surprisingly, the oven in which those cheesy pizzas are fired is a focal point of the space, situated in the center of the restaurant behind the bar.
Completing Agricole’s takeover of EaDo is Miss Carousel, a sprawling, 5,000-square-foot bar that takes its name from a classic Townes Van Zandt song. Over the past two years, Morgan Weber worked with trendy Marfa furniture designer Garza Marfa to source mid-century furniture, “80 to 100-year-old rugs” from Morocco, and brass light fixtures from France. The space also features a two-sided fireplace, and a courtyard that will offer outdoor dining.
Indianola opens its doors for dinner service on Tuesday, November 6, following Vinny’s debut last week. Miss Carousel is set to follow on November 10. Before making the trek to EaDo, take a sneak peek around these three spaces courtesy of Eater photographer Caroline Fontenot.