Counter-service American restaurant Spread & Co is opening on Tuesday, October 22, found at 1601 West 38th Street, Unit 1 in the Rosedale neighborhood. Co-owners Rosemary and Austin Ewald also run the cheese and charcuterie board-delivery company of the same name.
On deck at Spread & Co. are those cheese and charcuterie boards, available all day long. The boards will be full of said-cheese and cured meats, along with jams, pickles, dips, and breads (gluten-free options). There are signature boards as well as build-your-own ones. The restaurant will expand with dessert boards too.
Elsewhere, the menu spans breakfast and lunch items, with an emphasis on cheese. During the mornings, there’s the rösti plate (hash browns), jam-filled brioche doughnuts, sourdough pancakes. Lunch is heavier on the sandwich and salad side, with items like the Patty Boi Melt with raclette cheese, and roasted persimmon and blue cheese salad, along with sides (pimento cheese, fries, hummus). Scope out the full menus below.
There are also plans to serve cured meat cones and cheese soft serve ice cream. The baked goods are done by sous chef Cory Green, who had worked at Austin beer garden and bakery Easy Tiger. For drinks, there are coffee, tea, matcha, and lemonade, with beer and wine to be added later.
Spread was designed with CHU interior. There’s a cheesy mural by artist Claire Ferguson. Seating includes the bar, couches, the banquette window, and the patio. The restaurant took over coffee shop Russell’s Bistro’s old space, which closed in 2018. (Sibling restaurant Russell’s Bakery & Coffee Bar in Hancock is still open.)
Rosemary Ewald began the company in 2016, and was joined by her husband Austin Ewald earlier this year. He had been the executive chef of upscale Mexican restaurant Grizzelda’s and chef de cuisine at its sibling restaurant Jacoby’s.
Spread’s initial hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner will be added later. Everything is available via pick-up, dine-in, or delivery.