John Cougar Mellencamp.
Proof that change is good, as long as it’s smart change. (For a reverse example, see: Brian Austin Green... the rapper.)
So today we bring word of a similar type of transformation that’s less “Jack and Diane”-oriented, and more neighborhood bar makeover-related...
Introducing Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, your new after-work, actually-on-the-corner South End hangout from the team behind the old Bob the Chef’s, opening to the public Monday night.
If you’re a longtime South Ender, you’ll recall the legendary Bob the Chef’s joint, which held ground for years before being sold, after which a few places tried going in (see: Stork Club). Well, the owners bought the place back and have quickly spiffed it up—there’s a new coat of paint, new booth upholstery, and overall it’s less music stage-y, more of a space to hang out, catch the game and drink.
Oh, and eat. In addition to plates of Black Pepper Pork Chop & Braised Pork Belly complementing your beer, you’ll be glad to know that almost the entire menu was created as a head-nod to the old Bob the Chef’s, so you’ll be seeing a lot of Southern-style goodness like Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad, Beer Battered Catfish and North Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
God bless the South.