A style of soul food stuff is arriving this summer months on Harrisburg’s Cafe Row.
In a handful of weeks Joe and Antoinette Hobbs will open up Nyree’s Restaurant & Lounge at the previous Bridges Social Club at 321 N. 2nd St.
The pair was captivated to the four-tale French Quarter-design constructing, which was manufactured in about 1900. The Hobbs, who also very own “Nyree’s: A Taste of Comfort” in Lower Allen Township, are leasing the residence and getting a liquor license.
“The energy was excellent,” Joe Hobbs claimed. “It was virtually like when we walked in, the club experienced its arms open up, “You’re dwelling.”
Final 12 months, the couple opened Nyree’s at the Shoppes at Cedar Cliff specializing in soul foods these types of as baked turkey wings, fried catfish, oxtails and barbecue rooster. The new cafe will offer a equivalent menu with a number of additions these kinds of as a takeout late-night time menu with rooster wings, fried fish and shrimp, fried okra, french fries and onion rings.
In the meantime, they are awaiting a liquor license transfer before opening the lounge, hopefully this fall. Hobbs reported it will aspect jazz and blues new music and probable operate with a dress code and around 30-age restrict.
He emphasised they are not interested in catering to the late evening bar crowd and will employ stability on weekends. Bridges had been the scene of recurring violence including a taking pictures inside the club in November 2019.
“We comprehend the problems they had down there, so we don’t want that at all,” he stated.
Hobbs is not new to Harrisburg. For a short time in 2013-14 he operated Nyree’s at the corner of Market and Cameron streets but shut for the reason that he mentioned the community was much too unsafe.
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As a self-taught prepare dinner, he mentioned he discovered his way around the kitchen seeing the Food Network. Along with a soul food menu, the Hobbs want to host functions this kind of as candlelight couples nights and Sundays with oldies, jazz and Motown new music.
“Harrisburg is so diversified, with so many walks of everyday living,” Hobbs stated. “So, I consider our meals will truly bridge a gap.”
The cafe will function 7 times a 7 days.