Carrollton Market, the highly-anticipated market-driven Southern restaurant from Emeril's alum/former private chef Jason Goodenough, is gearing up to open in the fully renovated, former One space in the Riverbend. Signage is now up, and Goodenough tells Eater that his team is putting the finishing touches on the restaurant, with furniture coming in today. Goodenough recently told the Times-Pic that they are 400 percent over budget and planning to open on March 18, but the restaurant will host their friends and family preview this week, and may officially open before next week.
The menu features all things elegant (and decadent) southern comfort from grilled quail and pan seared foie gras to chicken and dumplings and a New Orleans style cassoulet. On the beverage side, looks like the craft cocktails will be legit, judging by this slow-melting ice orb. It's like a little bit of Hoth in every glass.
Now before your tauntauns get all in a fury, here's the details on chef Goodenough, per Carrollton Market's official website: He "started cooking when he was an undergraduate at Mississippi's Millsaps College. He went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Eventually he ran his own restaurant in Philadelphia." GM Stephen Deisinger has just relocated from Philadelphia too, where he helped run The Happy Rooster.