The bustling North Lime restaurant scene is picking up steam: A new restaurant will join the hot restaurant row next month.
Robbie Morgan, the founder and creator of the Crave Food and Music Festival that Smiley Pete puts on annually, is opening J. Gumbo’s. The Lexington branch of the Louisville family-owned concept, will have several unique items including Lebanese garlic sauce, Morgan said, with vegan and vegetarian options. The chain currently has locations in 11 states.
“I’ll always have the classics that everybody loves from J. Gumbo’s, the bumblebee stew, the drunken chicken, the gumbo ... the key is I will be doing handcrafted stuff out of the store daily,” Morgan said. She plans to source items from the farmer’s market and will bring in other cultural influences, including Viet-creole, low country and Gullah cuisine. “We’re going to have a lot of fun at dinner,” she said.
Morgan sold out of all three of her offerings at the Crave festival last weekend at Masterson Station Park.
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She hopes to open J. Gumbo’s in mid-September at 808 North Limestone, with a grand opening in late October. J. Gumbo’s will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.