Here is what my friend recently sent me:
The owner is Jason King, who some may know from his place Broken Record out in the Excelsior. Since the Broken Record has a kitchen (and some cool chefs, more on this in a moment), it will be supplying Church Key with some exotic meat pies that will be heated in ramekins in the bar’s convection oven, like braised oxtail, venison with brandied cherry, and a root vegetable version, all under $10. That’s some mighty fine and beer-ready bar food.
So, about the chefs: they are Ryan Ostler and Katharine Zacher, a couple who met while working in the pastry department at Boulevard. Zacher has also worked at Campton Place, as well as Firefly, where she became the pastry chef. Ostler helped open Range (he was behind the brill Brillat-Savarin soufflé), plus Quince, tinderbox, and Serpentine. So now you know who’s doin’ that you’re eating while sipping your beer. 1402 Grant Ave. at Union, .
Haven’t tried the place out yet but it sounds great. This is pretty close to my apartment so I am excited. The signs all point to it being a good place. No website yet – but from the reviews on yelp they have some good stuff – Aventinus, Unibroue, Achel, Kwak, Hitachino, Delerium, North Coast, Allagash. I like this quote too – “they don’t have bud-light, but they have a canadian beer infused with hibiscus, 6 norweigan beers, allagash on tap (from maine ayah!) and a freakin 50 dolla beer from brazil. (from user Katie H on yelp)”
Hopefully I will have an update soon once I get to spend a night there.