Today our sister site Curbed gets the renderings and the low-down on a very exciting though far off opening: Selden Standard, the new restaurant from former Roast chef Andy Holliday. It's set to open on a large lot on 2nd Street in Midtown—formerly a dry cleaner/church but vacant since 2006—in mid-2014. Hollyday and his business partner Evan Hansen are working with architects Tadd Heidgerken and Kristen Dean, known for their work on favorites Slows To Go and Astro Coffee.
The restaurant will serve a seasonally driven American small plates menu. While some dishes may share similarities with those at Roast, there will be a greater focus on seafood and vegetables here. Hollyday, Hansen, and their team hope to create a casual neighborhood joiint. The design includes an open kitchen, no booths, a large communal table in the back of the dining room in addition to smaller tables in front, a patio, and bar seating. The restaurant will eventually be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends.
To prep for the launch of the restaurant, Selden Standard will host a series of one-off dinners and events, beginning by catering the VIP party for OpenCO on September 11. Stay tuned for more.
· Former Roast Chef Will Transform Second Avenue Storefronts Into "Selden Standard" [Curbed Detroit]
· Previous Coverage of Selden Standard [~EDET~]
· Selden Standard [Official Site]