The other day I strolled over to the new Magnolia / Smokestack space and checked it out.
How soon will it open? Well, two weeks ago Eric the bar manager said “two more weeks,” so, there’s that. I kid! I kid! They’re just very busy with running a brewery, building the restaurant that will be mated to said brewery, and figuring out how they will open a grocery store in the other AIC building*.
Apparently when Smokestack opens you will order cooked meats by the pound — at least I will, unless they have a “wheelbarrow” option, in which case I will be ordering cooked meats by the “wheelbarrow full.” Please.
Dave McLean is super nice! indogpatch interviewed and photographed him not too long ago. You should read their great post:
Smokestack Lightning: Meet Dave McLean of Magnolia Brewery
Magnolia has had some very lovely videos made of the construction of their new space:
Magnolia Brewing Company / Beer. BBQ. Dogpatch.
* this is a pretty legit rumor