First Glimpse Of Chris Herrin’s Meat And Three
I had the chance to visit Chris Herrin’s soon-to-open restaurant Meat and Three over the weekend. For those who aren’t familiar with Herrin, he’s the former baker at Bouchon who opened the amazing Bread & Butter last year in Henderson. If you aren’t familiar with how much I love that place, read this Citylife article. (I was also proud to have the restaurant as a longtime sponsor of my former webcast series Top Of The Food Chain – but that started a little later.) Herrin is now preparing to branch out, and open a lunch and dinner restaurant in the same Henderson strip mall. I showed up unannounced last week to look check out the new place and get an idea what he’s planning.
Meat and Three will deliver exactly what the name says – one meat and three side dishes. They’ll be affordable, casual, cafeteria-style meals. Guests will order from a counter, and select one item each from lists of meats, cold sides, hot sides, and pudding cups. The extremely modest Herrin feels he’s a baker more than a chef or a front-of-the-house guy. So the cuisine will be “simple” (trust me, I’ve heard his ideas and they’re not all that simple) and the service will be done at the counter. But he is promising the same community-friendly vibe he’s so successfully created at Bread & Butter.
Look for Meat and Three to open in August. In the meantime, here are some pics of what the very early stages of construction looked like last Friday. Admittedly, it ain’t much to look at yet, but I can’t wait to see the end result.