I have heard so much buzz about the gourmet food being served at Ethereal Brewing Public House! From the dreamy pictures of piled high vegetables atop pan-seared dumplings to the lip-smacking descriptions behind high-quality steaks being cooked to perfection. Let me tell you folks….the rumors are true…and I am so excited to have Salt & Vinegar as a stop on our Bites of the Bluegrass downtown food tour!
Chef Greg Spaulding is helping us all realize our dreams of being served uniquely fine food, without the fuss, by opening in Blue Stallion Brewery in 2021, and now Ethereal’s location on West Vine. Salt & Vinegar is a chef-owned and operated scratch kitchen, sourcing from local farms and bakeries, with little to no waste. Chef Spaulding grew up in Lexington and worked his way from Domino’s pizza as a teen, to being inducted onto the United States Pizza Team, winning awards in Italy and Australia in globally recognized pizza competitions. He has worked under the tutelage of local chefs Mark Jensen, of Middle Fork, and Chef Cole Arimes, of Coles 735, before taking on the role of Executive Chef of West Main Crafting Co. in Lexington.
Now, Chef Spaulding is furthering his name by melding old world cuisine with modern science to create uniquely flavored dishes in his own restaurants. Salt & Vinegar rotates its menu seasonally, and between its two locations, where you can find exquisite
German/Southern-style American fine food to pair with your favorite locally brewed frosty. You can opt for a much-elevated take on bar food with the “Pretzel & Obatzda”, featuring locally baked Papa Pretzel Bavarian sourdough with a brie and camambert herb-whipped cheese, or go straight for the “Hangar Steak”, cooked Pittsburgh and served with pistou of sorts, whipped potatoes, and asparagus.
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