Monkey Joe’s is long gone from Park Road Shopping Center. Taking its place is Burtons Grill and Urban Cookhouse. You can view the construction from Woodlawn.
As construction wraps up, here’s a quick reminder of what’s going in and current construction progress. No official grand opening dates have been announced, but it looks like both will be open by end of year.
What’s the vibe: Polished casual dining. American food. Best comparison is BrickTop’s or Rooster’s.
How much does it cost and what am I going to order? Appetizers: Sesame Crusted Tuna ($14.95) to Buffalo Chicken Dip ($12.95) to Philly Spring Rolls ($12.95). Sandwiches: Classic Cheese Burger ($13.95) to Fish Tacos ($13.95) to Griddled Club ($12.95). Salads: Mediterranean ($9.95) to Roasted Beet ($10.95) to Cobb ($10.95). Entrees: Crab Cakes ($25.95) to Mediterranean Chicken Risotto $19.95) to Filet Mignon ($35.95) to Pork Tenderloin ($20.95). View full menu here.
What’s the vibe? I’d compare it to Earl’s Grocery. You order at the counter, they bring it out. Fresh local ingredients. Meat is cooked on big green eggs, which is pretty cool. The concept is described using language like “Southern with a twist” and “New local Americana comfort food.”
How much does it cost? Dishes are under $10.
What am I going to order? Popular dishes: Chicken Salad “housemade chicken salad served on wheat bread with lettuce and tomatoes,” BALT “Applewood bacon, avocado, lettuce, and tomatoes with aioli on toasted white bread” and chipotle braised pork with”Housemade pickles and aioli on two warm yeast rolls.” View full menu here. Good salads, too.
Fun facts? Beer and wine will served. Headquartered in Columbia, SC. Huge catering business as well.
The two restaurants share a wall and share a patio area.
More information as these spots get closer to opening.