Skip the fast food on your way home from Braxton Brewing Company, The Hannaford or Madison Theater if you’re out late this weekend and enjoy some fresh, high-quality late-night eats at Hotel Covington’s new The Walk Up food window, which opens 10 p.m. this Saturday.
Described by executive chef Brendan Haren as a “food-truck window,” The Walk Up will be open 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday and for breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Monday-Friday.
Inspired by the success of walk-up windows in cities like Chicago and Cincinnati’s own Gomez Salsa, chef Haren of the hotel's Coppin’s restaurant and bar says he's excited to bring a variety of rotating food choices to Covington. The ever-evolving menu will change weekly as Haren and his staff see fit based on what the kitchen is experimenting with or what people are in the mood for. The Walk Up's current late-night menu will feature a lamb burger served on housemade naan with pickled onions, tzatziki sauce and harissa for $5 and a side of crispy seasoned chickpeas for $2. Mornings will feature donuts and coffee made possible through partnerships with Marcella’s Doughnuts & Bakery, Em’s Sourdough Bread and Carabello Coffee.
Haren is especially excited about giving his cooks and staff some freedom to work on something new of their own that’s outside the confines of traditional fine dining and food truck menus. As the weather gets warmer, Haren and his team are talking about pushing the boundaries even further with refreshing housemade aqua frescas and shrub sodas.
Follow Coppin’s Facebook page to stay up to date with the week’s offerings.