Restaurant Development & Design

JAN-FEB 2019

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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • 2 3 Black Rooster Taqueria This small, 40-seat restaurant from husband-and-wife owners John and Juliana Calloway features an anything-but-tiny vibe. The long, narrow space features stretches of black and wood tempered with pops of color. Design elements that brighten the space include string lighting hanging from the ceiling and colorful stools and tabletop elements. Art plays a big part in defining the space. Local artist Randall Smith painted the restaurant's signature Black Rooster design on the wall near the entrance. Day of the Dead- themed art from artists Heather Calderon, Dave Sanchez and David Lozeau also adorn the walls. Reclaimed wood from an old mill, complete with 60-plus-year-old original mark- ings, also gives a nod to the restaurant neighborhood's name. John Calloway, who designed the space with Mark Bridewall of Loraal Construction, handmade the other wood furnishings throughout the space and washed metal pieces in acid for a rusty and rustic back wall design fix- ture. The open kitchen at the center of the restaurant churns out a variety of tacos served in tortillas made on premise. Images courtesy of Rob Bartlett Crooked Can Brewing Company, LLC and Plant Street Market, LLC This 12,000-square-foot artisan market and food hall, which opened in 2015 in nearby Winter Garden, is anchored by Crooked Can Brewery. Brewery founder Jared Czach- orowski recruited Butler Moore Architects and Robin Bros- mer Studios to make the new building look old. The result is a 1920s-style solid brick structure with ample landscaping that serves as a departure from Orlando's newer buildings. Exposed brick, rafters and ductwork provide an industrial appearance for the brewery, which sits on one end of a long, narrow space, opening up to a row of local artisan food stalls. Inside the brewery, two bars feature 16 taps each, with one of the bars opening up to the outside patio where patrons can order from a to-go window. Framed antique photographs of Winter Garden line the brewery walls. A floor- to-ceiling glass wall offers a peek into the brewery's produc- tion area. Food hall vendors include Press'd Juice Bar and Axom Coffee, a local company that roasts its beans on-site. The food hall also features a barbecue concept, a coal-fired pizza concept, a butcher counter and a sushi stall. Patrons can dine at the high-top chairs surrounding each stall, in the brewery, or even at the indoor beer garden's communal picnic-style tables, handcrafted by a local furniture maker. Images courtesy of Crooked Can Brewing Company

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