By Heather Collins
Craft St., at 8487 Union Chapel Rd., #560 is now open for business. Featuring eclectic American cuisine, the menu offers a twist on traditional comfort foods. Geist resident Daryl Randall, owner of Craft St, said he traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada to discover different concepts to bring to life at Craft St.
“It’s a little hidden gem,” Randall said.
Randall said he has been building and designing restaurants for years, and had dreamed of opening up his own restaurant for the past 20 years. Randall is also the co-owner of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory in Carmel.
“The bar is just elegant, beautiful,” he said.
Menu items include Craft St. tacos, steak frites, a Craft St. burger, Chilean Lomito sandwich, fish and chips, pan seared salmon, shrimp pasta and a Korean fried chicken sandwich. Appetizers include items such as pulled pork poutine, Thai mussels, and habanero crab cakes.
Randall said Craft St. also features a “pizza pot-pie,” an entree he first tasted at a restaurant in Chicago when he was six years old. The Craft St. pizza pot pie can be ordered by the pound or half pound with choice of mild and sweet pork sausage, ground beef or vegetables and includes button mushrooms, garlic, plum tomatoes, homemade marinara and olive oil.
Randall compared the ambiance of Craft St. to a real, artistic New York restaurant. The restaurant will host live music Wednesday through Friday as well as Open Mic Night on Taco Tuesdays.
“It’s an amazing experience with an awesome atmosphere,” Randall said.
For more, visit eatcraftstreet.com or follow Craft St. Restaurant and Bar on Facebook or @eatcraftstreet on Twitter and Instagram.