Charlotte Chef’s Move to The Goodyear House Means Changes for Stoke

Photo Courtesy of Stoke

Photo Courtesy of Stoke

Chef Chris Coleman has worked as chef and director of culinary experience at Stoke since its opening three years ago. But July 26 will be his last day in that kitchen.

Chef Coleman will become the chef at The Goodyear House, a concept planning to open later this year in the NoDa neighborhood. This new adventure will be another important mark on Chef Coleman’s impressive resume, which includes McNinch House and The Asbury.

Located across from the Johnston YMCA, The Goodyear House is in a 119-year-old house that is undergoing renovations to make it suitable for restaurant service. It will seat 165 guests and will feature a large patio and outdoor bar.

The restaurant’s menu has been said to include dishes such as pickled shrimp, deviled egg toast, beef rib, and a skillet double burger. Patrons can visit for lunch or dinner every day of the week and partake in brunch on Sundays (and maybe Saturdays as well). Craft cocktails, local beer, and a large wine list will be available.

Follow @goodyearhouse to stay in-the-know on construction progress and an opening date.

Photo Courtesy of Stoke

Photo Courtesy of Stoke

In the meantime, Stoke is searching for an Artisan Chef to replace Chef Coleman, but the open position doesn’t mean things are slowing down. Stoke is rolling out its summer menu this week, along with “The Short List,” a menu of bar snacks meant to be paired with the menu’s selected cocktails, wine, and beer. On The Short List, guests will enjoy Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole, Kale Crisps lightly fried in chickpea flour, Mexican Street Corn Dip, and Corn & Crab Fritters. The summer menu features additions such as a Summer Panzanella Salad, Field Pea Salad with Whipped Ricotta & Green Goddess, and Watermelon with Chevre, Nuts, and Seeds (this dish went viral on Instagram last summer due to its similarity in appearance to ahi tuna).

Photo Courtesy of Stoke

Photo Courtesy of Stoke

Heather Sinyard