Last year, the news arrived that the Mission Street spot formerly home to Charanga was to be taken over by Edward Sargent and Rodger Howell of Murio's Trophy Room (Howell is also the former owner of longtime local dive The Attic, which sadly just shuttered on Monday). Now, the new bar's time has come.
Originally named Carsons, the bar has rebranded as Gashead Tavern, in honor of the somewhat intense fans of the Bristol Rovers, Howell and Sargent's hometown soccer team (diehards often wear gas masks to games). According to Tablehopper, the food will also have a British bent, boasting dishes like fish and chips and bangers and mash from former Greenburgers chef Matt Nudelman.
Though it will be more of a bar with bites than a full-fledged restaurant, Gashead plans on offering starters like mushroom toast and truffle cheese sticks, plus a selection of sliders like herb-roasted game hen, curried pork and classic ground beef. (T-Hop has the tentative menu here.)
Drinks will follow the tried-and-true format of classic cocktails and a selection of ten mostly local beers on tap, with more beers available by the bottle. Set to open in the next week or so, with planned hours that stretch from 11am-2am, Gashead's emergence on the late-night Mission bar hopping scene is just around the corner.
· A First Look at Gashead Tavern [Tablehopper]
· Carsons En Route to Former Charanga Space [~ ESF ~]