24th Street Korean restaurant Foxsister, opened in 2017, has served its last soju slushies and kimchi queso, making room for a new Italian restaurant, Great Gold, from the same owners as before. Chef/partner Brandon Kirksey (who was, before Foxsister, chef de cuisine at Flour + Water) and David Steele, founding partner of the Ne Timeas Restaurant Group (Four + Water, Central Kitchen, Salumeria), will start serving classics like spaghetti and meatballs and veal parm in the space this Friday, August 9. A full menu is below.
Great Gold will keep the same funky look as Foxsister, retaining a wheat paste mural by Cheyenne Randall and a facade by graffiti artist Apexer. “When we designed the restaurant, we made decisions that we felt fit the neighborhood rather than the concept,” writes Steele, “and we love the space and the neighborhood so much that we don’t really want to change it.”
What’s really different is the cuisine: Chef Kirksey and chef de cuisine Timmy Malloy (Locals Corner, Radhaus) will turn their attention to staples like bucatini amatriciana, garlic focaccia, clams casino, and cioppino. They’ll also do some serious family-style dinner prix fixe options, like the Marcia, a spread named for Kirksey’s grandmother.
To drink, Flour + Water and Central Kitchen sommelier Sam Bogue has selected the wines, and for a musical accompaniment, local promoter NoisePop is putting together full album playlists from bands at their festivals and events. One final note of emphasis for the restaurant is the environment: As the menu notes, Great Gold will participate in Anthony Myint’s non-profit Zero Food Print. Makes sense: After all, Steele is on the board.