LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Falls City Hospitality Group (FCHG) is proud to announce the name of their newest Louisville restaurant, Doc’s Cantina. The South of the Border concept will be located in the former Tumbleweed location, 2301 River Road. FCHG entered a lease agreement for the location with the Waterfront Development Corp. earlier this year. The name is a play on Doc Crow’s, also owned and operated by FCHG. Construction is scheduled to begin by mid-summer on the 8,000 square foot site at the foot of the Big Four Bridge. Doc’s Cantina is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.
“We plan to take advantage of the unique location at Doc Cantina’s by opening up the part of the restaurant facing the river,” said FCHG managing partner Brett Davis. “Every diner will have a view of the water while enjoying the quality meals they’ve come to love about our other locations.”
Doc Crow’s and Doc’s Cantina executive chef Jonathan Schwarz is currently crafting the Tex-Mex inspired menu, while FCHS beverage director Jackie Zykan has created a whimsical and extensive bar menu featuring a variety of margaritas, house-made sangria with Louisville’s Copper & Kings brandy and several tequila, mescal and brandy options. All will be enjoyed in a prime riverfront setting.
The veteran restaurant development team at Falls City Hospitality Group (FCHG) is comprised of restaurateurs Steven and Michael Ton, master sommelier Brett Davis and attorney Chip Hamm. As a group, they run Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar in Louisville, Ky. and Union Common in Nashville, Tenn. Doc Crow’s opened in 2011 and was one of the key players in revitalizing Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. The menu showcases traditional Southern fare, barbecue and bourbon. Opened in 2014, Union Common is a social concept steakhouse featuring shareable plates with an extensive wine and whiskey selection in the Midtown neighborhood of Nashville. In addition to constructing Doc’s Cantina, the group is also currently building an American comfort food restaurant at RiverPark Place.