What do you get when you cross three Southern punk rockers, Louisiana classics like jambalaya, poʼboys, and crawfish, and The Charleston – the oldest surviving dive bar in Williamsburg? Honeychiles!
The opening menu will include Southern bar favorites such as Cajun boiled peanuts and smoked cheddar nʼ green onion hush puppies. Honeychiles will also feature nightly specials that will introduce Williamsburg to lesser known Cajun staples like étouffé and machoux and even lesser known Southern game meats… You know… Gator, turtle, pheasant.
The Charleston, which houses the Honeychiles kitchen, is a full service bar, so patrons can put on a little New Orleans swagger to round out their meal. To welcome his new neighbors, Charleston manager Dorian Delamater is bringing in several single batch bourbons and a selection of Louisiana based micro-brews. Honeychiles partners Jesse Crawford and Josh Martin are probably better known, respectively, as the drummer and guitar player of the Brooklyn punk rock dynamo Exhumans. Jameson Proctor quit working as chef de cuisine then director of operations of Tom Colicchioʼs ʻwichcraft restaurants to play organ and piano in Williamsburgʼs country rock revivalists The Weight. All three, in response to recent tough economic times, have decided to open a restaurant and start working… in their spare time.
Honeychiles will be throwing an opening party, or “fais do do” if you will, on Thursday, July 8th with a crawfish boil!
Honeychiles will be open Sunday to Wednesday from 5 PM to 2 AM and Thursday to Saturday from 5 PM to 3 AM. Delivery will be available during all opening hours. Weekend lunch will start in August.