Two former chefs who happened to work at neighboring restaurants in Cincinnati plan to open Northside Eatery + Market in LoHi in late spring or early summer.
Chef and owner Kevin Gerdeman plans to serve California cuisine with a focus on seasonal fresh produce in the 3,300-square-foot space that features a restaurant and bar on one side and a market on the other at 1691 Central St.
The 72-seat restaurant and bar will serve lunch, dinner, happy hour, and a weekend brunch. Chef de cuisine Eric Seabolt, formerly the executive chef at Carmine’s on Penn, worked in Cincinnati at Nada restaurant, while Gerdeman worked as a chef for Nordstrom for more than a decade, opening and renovating Nordstrom restaurants nationwide.
“Although Eric and I coincidentally worked blocks apart from each other at restaurants in Cincinnati, it wasn’t until a chance meeting through a mutual friend in Denver that our paths crossed,” Gerdeman says in a press statement.
The future menu includes pain perdu with seasonal fruit macerated in cachaca; Brussels sprouts with habanero sambal and sweet spiced almonds; Moroccan-spiced cauliflower with warm carrot salad; Colorado lamb with summer bean cassoulet; salted honey cheesecake with chai honey caramel; and more.
Brunch will include bottomless rosé and mimosa flights. Beverages will focus on craft cocktails, beer and a thoughtful wine list sourced mostly from California.
The space features oak wood, polished concrete, and live greenery that merge the restaurant and market. Outdoor patios will seat 24 on the restaurant side, and 10 on the market side.
The market will offer fresh produce and pantry staples, as well as Colorado-based Loyal Coffee and items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—everything from pastries and fresh squeezed juice to salads and grain bowls.
Northside’s market will be open from 7 a.m. to close daily, and the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to close Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to close Saturday; and for brunch only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.