There’s a new German restaurant coming to 2110 Madison Avenue in Overton Square called Schweinhaus. This restaurant by Chef David Scott Walker will offer “Bavarian cuisine with a local flare”. Their wait staff will dress in full Germanic dress and the restaurant will offer communal, handmade wood tables for guests to eat in the style of a classic Oktoberfest beer hall.
“Schweinehaus is a dynamic concept that is perfect for the distinct architecture of 2110 Madison,” says Aaron Petree, Vice President Brokerage for Loeb Properties. “The German cuisine fills a niche that is uncommon in the Memphis market and does so in a celebratory way, making it a natural fit for Overton Square. We were also very attracted to their family-run operations plan, which will be a nice complement to the other tenants in the area.”
Walker plans to source ingredients from local suppliers. The beer selection will offer an equal mix of traditional Bavarian beers and locally made brews. “The focus will be to bring guests together through sharing tables, telling tall tales over a liter of lager and enjoying a grilled wurst or a hot pretzel,” says Walker. “We aim to provide an atmosphere that feels like Germany in Midtown Memphis.”
Walker is incorporating the talents of his family into the restaurant. “Mom has a long history of culinary expertise as well,” says Walker. “She learned from her mother and is known by quite a few as an extraordinary talent and very gracious host. My father has spent a lifetime in customer service, is meticulous with business operations and is a lover of pork. My brother Andy has spent years perfecting the art of tending bar and learning the ins and out of inventory control. Having the whole family involved allows us to best serve and celebrate with our guests from front of house to kitchen.”
Pat Surratt, with Crye-Leike Commercial, represents Schweinehaus . “After spending months searching locations from Downtown to Midtown, Overton Square’s vibrant atmosphere and diverse tenant mix made it the perfect location. The moment we walked in the door at the former Paulette’s location we knew this was the site. As if the building had been designed with Schweinehaus in mind, the open floor plan and architectural charm compliment such a unique concept, and of course the new patio is perfect for their beer garden.”
Schweinehaus hopes to open by September 1st, and will offer lunch and dinner service and take-out.
Recipe testing..smoked pork chop:
The secret is out. Bar rail going up on the Schweinehaus patio!! pic.twitter.com/MmZdyoFC3v
— Schweinehaus (@schweinehaus) July 28, 2014