The team behind Eatonville, which closed its doors earlier this week, have lined up a chef for Mule Bone, the restaurant which is replacing it.
Joseph Paire is the new chef behind the project. He most recently worked at Todd Gray's Watershed in NoMa.
Carla Hall was originally expected to be quite involved with Mulebone, but according to a spokesperson for the restaurant, she had to step back when her investors decided she need to focus more on her Brooklyn restaurant. She was involved with interviews for the Mulebone chef, and plans to visit the restaurant. "We continue to have a great relationship with Carla...and look forward to working more closely with her in the future," the spokesperson told Eater.
Mulebone will open Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine's Day (they'll have a special menu for the occasion). Expect dishes like shrimp and grits, bacon-wrapped pork loin and more. Mixologist Evan Cablayan, formerly of Craft, will handle the drinks.