When customers get their first taste of Succotash this week, a likely conversation piece will be the restaurant's large horse sculpture.
The piece, inspired by Kentucky horse country, is fashioned from old Steinway pianos. The artwork was done by Maryland-based artist Howard Connell. The statue, pictured here, is one of several Kentucky-inspired design elements in Edward Lee's new Southern and Asian-influenced restaurant (which also has a hefty bourbon selection).
Co-owner Michael Reginbogin tells Eater the restaurant is launching a contest to name the restaurant's sculpture mascot. Whoever picks the winning name for the horse will receive dinner for two at Succotash (from the restaurant's Taste of the South tasting menu) two copies of Lee's cookbook Smoke & Pickles and the chance to meet the chef (entries should be submitted by Facebook or Instagram @SuccotashRestaurant by Oct. 8).