Photos by Elizabeth Daniels
There's more than meets the eye at The Greyhound Bar & Grill, a thoughtful new Highland Park neighborhood addition prepping to debut on January 16. Owners James Bygrave, an original partner in Father's Office, along with Matt Glassman and Ryan Julio each grew up with a different idea of what a "typical" watering hole should be, but collectively they decided that Ana Henton (Lukshon) could bring their vision to life. Chef Gabriel Gordon's (Beachwood BBQ) bill of fare, which is about 90% complete at the moment, is stocked with elevated pub favorites from fish and chips to a burger to Schlitz Can Chicken. The team is especially proud of Gordon's Greyhound Wings, which come served with a bevy of sauces, some sweet, some spicy, and some tandoori. Also of note is the sizzling bacon, cured in-house with Laphroaig Islay scotch.
In addition to a full bar, The Greyhound is equipped with 20 tap handles, mostly but not entirely dedicated to craft beer because management wants to offer something for every drinker in the hood. The short wine list is geared toward value-driven Old World selections. Although this isn't a mixology bar, one will find a list of simple house cocktails like the (Kinda) Old Fashiond (Old Fitzgerald Bourbon or High West Double Rye, gomme syrup, bitters, atomized citrus oils) and Cool Runnings (Coruba Dark Rum, lime, Jamaica's Finest Ginger Beer) priced from $8 to $12. And for those with an affinity for Italian digestifs, anticipate about a dozen Amari.
Hours of operation will run Monday to Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight. The kitchen closes one hour before the bar and lunch will following in a few weeks.
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· The Greyhound Arriving Late Fall in Highland Park [~ELA~]