I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to offer.
Update #1 — November 24, 2014; 11:27 AM
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Original — November 21, 2014
Judging by our failed attempt to get lunch on Saturday at Galley, southsiders are tripping over themselves for new dining options.
The options increase by one next Tuesday, November 25th at 5:00 PM as Chefs Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt and Joe Sparatta of Heritage open Southbound (3036 Stony Point Dr.) in Bon Air. The location will only be open for dinner at the beginning and eventually offer brunch next year.
Speaking of Lee Gregory, much like the Perk! crew, southsiders Lee Gregory and Joe Sparatta were tired of having to cross a bridge for good food, and they knew they weren’t alone. “Lee’s lived out here for a couple more years than I have,” explains Sparatta. “And once we really started being friends, he kept ringing in my ear, like, ‘You should open in Southside one day…’”
The chefs agreed there weren’t any restaurants that excited them in their neighborhood. “There are a couple that have been around but nothing new or…progressive,” says Sparatta. “Galley is doing a good job, but that’s kind of the only place that people can really go in Southside, in general. There really just aren’t a lot of options.” The two knew they weren’t going to be satisfied unless they took matters into their own hands. They announced earlier this year they would join forces to open Southbound in the Stony Point Shopping Center.