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1892 East Restaurant and Tavern has been open in the Five Point neighborhood in Huntsville for nearly two years and their reputation is growing, now their dining room is following that same trend.
The building has been home to everything from a watch shop to a corn dog stand, but the current tenants have found success cooking food that combines American classic flavors with locally sourced products.
Executive chef Steven Bunner can remember coming to the building as a kid to get ice cream with his parents, now he is running the joint and taking food to a whole new level putting Huntsville cuisine on the food world's map.
The success has prompted the owners to remodel the back portion of the building virtually doubling the dinning room space. It will open to customers in the next few weeks but reservations are already being made for the large room.
“Everything seems to be about new, new, new and sometimes it’s best to grab hold of a heritage and give new life,” Bunner said.
The commitment to local products carries through to the art on the walls that depict local scenes from around the neighborhood and even the new tables are reclaimed Georgia barn wood.
“With our focus on local foods we wanted to do stuff that would have character," Bunner added.
The owners say they will not charge a room rental fee for people to book their parties in the new space and hope it can be used nightly to offer a unique setting for parties and family gatherings.