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Italian Eatery Arthur Ave Swings Open Tuesday With Muffaletta Sandwiches

The Birmingham restaurant is chef/restaurateur Zack Sklar's latest venture.

Chef Zack Sklar is the founder of Peas & Carrots Hospitality.
Chef Zack Sklar is the founder of Peas & Carrots Hospitality.
Courtesy of Peas & Carrots

Yet another Zack Sklar restaurant is opening in Birmingham. Arthur Ave — named after the famous Little Italy strip in the Bronx — is situated next to Peas & Carrots Hospitality's most recent endeavor Au Cochon. Designed by 555 International in Chicago, the 2,500-square-foot space seats 120 diners, according to a release. The establishment features booths, raised dining areas, and tiled arches. Additionally, the walls and ceilings at Arthur Ave are dressed up with vintage posters, Italian groceries, and black and white photos.

Both Arthur Ave and its French-American counterpart Au Cochon share a kitchen headed by executive chef Mark Barbarich. On the menu diners will find items like bruschetta; Tuscan fries with herbs, onion, and garlic; muffaletta sandwiches; and branzino. The restaurant is set to swing open for dinner service at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Arthur Avenue is Peas & Carrots Hospitality's sixth restaurant. The group also operates Beau's and Social Kitchen & Bar and recently expanded its reach to Chicago with the opening of Bernie's Lunch & Supper. In March, Sklar also dropped hints that a future Detroit venture might be in the works.

Arthur Ave soft opens tomorrow. The restaurant's temporary hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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