“This was a house,” says Billy, “and we want people walking in to feel like it’s a comfy home where they’ll want to sit, and stay, and talk.”
Leah does the bookkeeping from her Brooklyn base, and Mike is their handyman, fixing things when he visits on weekends.
Patrons enter Huckleberry through a gate and walk down a cobblestone path past two big fire pits in the courtyard. Through a side door, they find a cozy seating area and a bar.
“We encourage people to come in and order at the bar, and then find a spot they like,” says Julie. “We’ll take care of them from there.”
Spots include the spacious outdoor patio, the downstairs dining room, and the cozy upstairs lounge with couch seating, a fireplace, and board games.
Patrons will also find a staff chosen for their people skills, an extensive menu of craft beers, and a tempting selection of dishes.
“We were lucky to get an amazing chef, kyle chandler,” says Julie. “We have a small menu—like 15 items—but for under $15, you can sit down and enjoy really creative, thoughtful food.”
Small plates include hand-cut fries, house-made pretzel bites, and seasonal salads. Big plates include chicken banh mi, fish tacos, and a few burgers.
The local community has responded with delight to the laid-back, cozy space and great food and drinks.