I don’t consider myself a foodie, because I am a very picky eater. But I do enjoy a good culinary experience at new restaurants. I appreciate the farm-to-fork movement that is sweeping the country, but I appreciate atmosphere even more.
I like to get out and eat local when I can, and I ventured across the river to New Albany, Indiana to check out Gospel Bird that opened in February earlier this year. Located amongst other new restaurants, boutiques and small businesses on East Main Street, it is described as traditional comfort food with the modern tastes and twists of New American fare. Some of the team involved with this restaurant were also involved in other well-known restaurants in Louisville, like Loop 22, Hammerheads, Game, America the Diner and the pop-up restaurant Ten Tables.
The lunch menu was very extensive for a new restaurant, and while I went in thinking I was going to get chicken, I saw the brisket burger, referred to on the menu as “The Boss”, and changed my mind.
Shannon opted for the grilled chicken, and while she enjoyed the sandwich, she was more impressed with the grits. She claimed they were some of the best grits she’s ever had!
Gospel Bird is open for brunch, lunch and dinner and maintains a very nice cocktail list to match. Next time you’re in the area, or if you’re looking for a new spot, fly on by…pun intended.