Emmer & Rye, a new contemporary American restaurant, is set to open as part of the SkyHouse complex on Rainey Street this fall. Named after grains and helmed by owner/executive chef Kevin Fink, Emmer will focus on fresh, simple fare with two serving styles. Diners can either order small plates served from carts or choose from the weekly seasonal menu.
Fink has spent time in the kitchens of Noma in Copenhagen, and The French Laundry in California. Most recently, he worked in Olamaie and Zona 78 in Arizona. "I want Emmer & Rye’s ever-changing menu and style of service to be a way to play with local flavors, push the kitchen to grow, and encourage guests to really have fun with food," he said in a press release.
Dishes will include handmade pasta, bread, and fresh empanadas. Along with dinner, there will be a late night menu and weekend brunch. There will be outdoor seating and a private dining room.
The space, with bar seating, patio, and private dining room will be designed by Kevin Stewart. He also worked on Dai Due and The Peached Tortilla. Neighbors in the building include Salvation Pizza and Royal Blue Grocery.