Odd Story Brewing Company Opening On MLK Boulevard; Cheese Dip Mexican Grill Debuts On Bonny Oaks Drive

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - by Gail Perry

Odd Story Brewing Company, 336 E.M.L.K. Blvd., is a new microbrewery, managed by Jay Boyd, who is also the brewer. It will specialize in Belgian Ales and German Lagers, and will have high-gravity beer when it becomes legal on Jan. 1.

 

The business was described as a tap room intended as “a place where people can hang out.”  Flights of four and growlers will also be available.

There will be a small plates menu with the food being catered by Dish to Pass.

 

Because the location is at the corner of MLK and Foster Street, in the middle of UTC, Mr. Boyd was given a warning by members of the City Beer Board that he has a great responsibility and to be tough because underage buyers will be prevalent. Hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m.  On Friday and Saturday, hours are from noon until 11 p.m. and the business will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

Cheese Dip Mexican Grill, 6312 Bonny Oaks Dr., was opened in that location because it is surrounded by a lot of businesses, said Norma Taboada, who will manage the restaurant that her husband owns. She said it is very small, with only four tables inside, seating 16 and three-four tables on a patio. It will have a small menu of items such as burritos and tacos with cafeteria style serving where customers can choose ingredients that they want. Plans are to open the restaurant next week. Hours will be from 10-11 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m.



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