Johnny Liu’s Baci may have closed at Town Brookhaven, but the chef and restaurateur is not giving up on the area just yet. Owner of Café at Pharr and the Hungry Peach catering, he plans to open a Star Provisions-style spot called Brookhaven Provisions in the Brookleigh Marketplace in January. “We want to make it feel like it’s a family-style marketplace,” he says.
Offerings will include favorites from both the Café at Pharr and the Hungry Peach menus, focusing on sandwiches and salads. Dishes include chicken salad, chopped salad, banh mi, meatloaf sandwich, chicken pesto sandwich, and a Southern BLT with homemade pimento cheese and house-cured bacon. There will be a deli counter with dry-aged meats, and a grab-and-go cooler with marinated mushrooms, salad dressings, cole slaw, and ham and cheese biscuits. Beer and wine will be available, sold primarily by the bottle. Liu says he’s considering offering weekend brunch with items like waffledogs and multigrain pancakes as well.
The 3,200-square-foot space will be Liu’s largest yet and include a 50-seat patio and an open kitchen. “It’ll be a mix between modern and rustic with a lot of wood and crazy milling where the wine wall will be,” he says. “The counter showcase area will be the gem of the place.”