The Goodwich, the “stacked-rite” sandwich restaurant, opened over the weekend with its roster of salads and sandwiches.
The restaurant plans a “few surprises, and an expanded menu with nightly specials for dinner.” While it awaits a liquor license, diners can bring their own adult beverages.
The J Dipper for $17 features shave rib-eye steak and truffle fondue, while the $13 combines bacon, lettuce, and tomato with cheddar grits. A $10 cheese bomb comes with hot sauce and pasilla aioli, and the $12 Patty 2.0 features chicken chorizo, yellow buffal, zucchini, pepperjack, and an aoili. Chips and dip, gazpacho, spiced almonds, and corn chowder all come on the starters menu.
On July 9 the restaurant hosts a launch party from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Chefs such as Forte Tapas’ Nina Manchev, The Kitchen at Atomic’s Justin Kingsley Hall, and Sparrow & Wolf’s Brian Howard plan to recreate a dish from their menus as a sandwich, and diners vote on their favorites that end up on the menu at the Goodwich’s Downtown location.
The restaurant sits in a 2,332-square-foot space a short walk from Fist of Fusion Island Grill and close to the still-under-construction FukuBurger and Jogasaki Sushi Burrito inside a building designed by downtown favorites Bunnyfish Studio.
A budget of $185,000 was allocated in estimated construction costs to overhaul the Goodwich’s blank space, large enough for a maximum occupancy of 150 inside.
Launched downtown in early 2014, inside a small kiosk in the Dino’s bar parking lot, the team moved into a permanent space at the base of the SoHo Lofts apartment building in early 2016.
The restaurant in the southwest is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner. A weekend brunch is also in the works.