The Grand Opening of De and Susan Stewart's first restaurant, Colonel's Kitchen, was held today at their location of 18 N. Fort Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas' Central Business District.
The restaurant, which opened last week with a partial menu, held a ribbon cutting with contingents from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fort Thomas and the Fort Thomas Business Association in attendance.
The first season's menu featured on their opening day fare is listed below. According to Stewart, they may occasionally add specials and limited-time offerings.
Stewart is best known for his herbs and spice store, Colonel De Gourmet Spices and Herbs. There are four location, including his world headquarters located right next door to the newly opened restaurant.
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Stewart said that everything that is on the menu will be made from scratch and will feature an herb or spice blended by his chefs.
"I want it to be the local place that you go to get good food and see someone you know in a family environment," said Stewart.
Breakfast and lunch will be offered Monday through Friday, with a brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The space, which has been reconfigured and rebranded from the old Top This Donut Bar space, holds around 50 occupants. Patrons walk up, order food, sit down, and then food will be brought to the table.
Food will also be available for carry-out and the space will also be available for rent during the evenings.
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|Dave Fischer and Drew Schwegman, FTBA President.|
|Commissioner Brian Painter, Colonel De Stewart and Mayor Eric Haas.|
|Chef Matt Buschle.|
|Susan Stewart with some of the NKY Chamber contingent.|
|Barre3 Ft. Thomas. Located in the Fort Thomas Plaza.|
|Gene Kirchner and Brent Cooper of the NKY Chamber with Stewart.|
|The ribbon cutting starts.|
|Painter with Councilman Jeff Bezold, Councilman David Cameron and Adam Blau.|
|Commissioner Tom Lampe with Stewart.|
|Stewart with Craig Reis.|
|Davis, Haas and Dan Gorman, owner of the Hiland Building.|
|Ann Rittinger, Joe Ewald, Julie Kearns and Debbie Buckley.|
|Will Weber and Ron Dill.|