Ring out the old “The Vault on G. E. Patterson” and ring in “The Vault Gastropub.”
Beginning Dec. 31, “Gastropub” will replace “G. E. Patterson” in the name of the restaurant at 124 G. E. Patterson Avenue.
But that’s not all that’s happening.
“New year, new menu, kind of a new branding,” says The Vault’s executive chef/owner Aaron Winters. “We’re freshening up South Main a little.”
Or, as he says, “We’re having a little transition at The Vault. We’re going to have new hours, new menus for the lunch, dinner and the bar menu. And just changing up a lot of the dishes. We’re going to keep a lot of the favorites, but have a lot of vegetarian options and more small plates.”
The favorites will include the Smashburger. “It’s an Oklahoma style burger. It’s a ball of meat. You smash it on the grill, cover it with thinly-shaved onions, press the onions into the meat. We sell a ton of them.”
The Smashburger recently was featured on Late Night Eats on the Cooking Channel.
“For dinner, we’re keeping our Steak Frites - sous-vide ribeye with compound butter and string French fries.”
New items will include salt and pepper catfish. “We do a buttermilk pickle and hot sauce brine and it’s fried with corn meal that has roasted peppercorn and sea salt in it. And it’s served with green onion ranch.we make in house.”
Another is the charred beet salad - roasted beets with goat cheese, arugula pesto and lemon with an arugula salad with candied pecans.
“The new menu is going to be active in the restaurant Jan. 4, which is a Friday. We’re open for dinner and lunch. Our hours are going to be changing Dec. 31. We’ll be open seven days a week.”
The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.