Farm-to-table fare at the new Liter House restaurant.

The space at 5301 Winthrop (the location of our Winter Market and formerly Bent Rail Brewery) has been renovated and had their Grand Opening Wednesday.

When Big Lug Canteen bought the brewery last winter, they were enthusiastically supportive of the Winter Market and very accommodating to let us continue in their space every Saturday morning while they worked on major renovations.

The new Liter House is described as a “brewpub focused on classic German beer styles with a Midwestern farm-to-table food mentality meets German Beer Hall vibe. “ The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is family friendly, and will eventually have outdoor seating (some time in September). Take-out and catering are available.

The Grand Opening on Wednesday was a World Cup Viewing Party for the England v. Croatia semi-final game. Chef Blake Ellis prepared a “smokehouse” buffet for the occasion with pulled pork sandwiches, smoked chicken wings, all-beef smoked hot dogs and sides & desserts.

It’s exciting to have yet another farm-to-table eatery in our local community and especially one that has been farmers market friendly. I can’t wait to see the beergarten when they get it done!