By the end of April, Birdcall will launch in the Five Points neighborhood in the now-shuttered Tom's Home Cookin' restaurant. Behind the new concept and venture is chef Jean-Phillipe Failyau, along with his team that includes Peter Newlin and Rachel Sanford. Failyau, who built his small restaurant empire in Denver around the popular Park Burger (and Park & Co.) and the charming Homegrown Tap & Dough, is switching gears with Birdcall, straying from the all-American burger and pizza but "honoring the legacy that Tom's Home Cookin' brought," according to director of operations Peter Newlin.
The group is not ready to release all the details but between the name and the legacy of Tom's, which will be documented with beautiful photography inside Birdcall, we predict a serious fried chicken emporium. "You can say that...you can draw your own conclusions about it," said Newlin. "What I can tell you is that we want to take what we have done with Park Burger and translate it into a different concept now," he added.
The space located at 800 East 26th Avenue is getting a full liquor license and a serious makeover, one that will honor the history of what Steve Jankousky and Tom Unterwagner created with the Southern Tom's, but also one that will get people excited about the new kid in town, Birdcall.