Brian Howard fans, you’ll have to wait longer to dine at a restaurant from the former chef at Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Howard planned to open Sparrow & Wolf in the former home of The Attic in the Arts District. Now comes word that he couldn’t work out a deal with the landlord, says DTLV, and plans to look for a new home for the restaurant.
Howard left Comme Ca in 2014 ahead of the restaurant closing in March 2015. That space became Beauty & Essex. Howard planned to open Harvest & Larder and Grazing Pig Charcuterie with Corey Nyman in the space dubbed the Arts District Plaza. An asbestos issue shut down that project.
He tells DTLV that he planned that Sparrow & Wolf would "represent the two sides of himself as well as the Old-World-meets-New-World concept of the restaurant that will use seasonal and local ingredients and serve some wood-fired items."
On Facebook, Howard wrote about the difficulties of opening a restaurant of his own.
"The last two years of my life have been an amazing journey, the toughest I've ever endured on a professional mental and emotional level . I look forward to sharing all of the stories with you,it's the story you least hear about when opening a restaurant. 2 years, 2 concepts have passed but it's only the beginning. I appreciate everyone who has been apart of the process especially my wife for being my rock , my amazing son for keeping me great company and becoming my best friend and those close to me. All i will say is that i will be cooking again soon, it will be a place of my own and I promise to bring Las Vegas a restaurant you'll love."