From the ashes of the Broken Spoke Cafe, which burned and subsequently closed last year, rises yet another ambitious watering hole/eatery along the Washington Avenue corridor. Hello, Caddy Shack Bar and Grill, set to open Aug. 10.
Entrepreneurs and brothers Eric and Kelly Armstead are positioning their new endeavor to become a popular neighborhood haunt. "It's just something we always wanted to do. We aren't trying to compete with any other bars," Eric Armstead said. "It's going to be a chill place where people can come have drinks, lunch or dinner, just hang out."
"It's going to be a chill place where people can come have drinks, lunch or dinner, just hang out."
This is the brothers' first entry into the hospitality business. They own the South Beach Auto Spa on West Gray.
Just because the guys chose Caddy Shack as the name, don't expect a golfer's paradise or a Chevy Chase shrine. The Armsteads came up with the name because the property is small and the bar/grill will be a cozy installation. But if you need your fix of the classic comedy flick, it will be playing continuously on a small TV in the bar. If that's not your thing, you can catch what's playing on 13 flat screens, 11 inside and two on an outside deck.
"When pre-season starts, because we have the NFL ticket subscription, we will show each game on separate screens," Eric said.
Beyond Caddy Shack's signature drink, the fizzy Beer-rita, and more typical adult libations, the owners will serve pizza, burgers and seafood. "Yes, it's a bar, but we wanted to concentrate more on the food side," Eric said. "Everything will be fresh, never frozen or packaged."
The Armsteads also promise a bit of Cajun flair on the menu but are keeping a lid on the name of the chef. It's a she. We got that much. And she's from Houston.