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Chef Joe Sparatta brewing up new restaurant inside Hardywood West Creek

The new restaurant will center around a gourmet, fast-casual concept with seasonal menus, featuring local ingredients that ​showcase Virginia produce.

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery announced today that the company is brewing up a partnership with chef Joe Sparatta and opening a restaurant at the brewery’s West Creek location.

Under the direction of Chef Sparatta, this new restaurant will center around a gourmet, fast-casual concept with seasonal menus, featuring local ingredients that ​showcase Virginia produce, a practice that is near and dear to both Hardywood and Sparatta.

“I’m looking forward to developing a dining concept together with Hardywood,” said Sparatta. “We will focus on bringing seasonal and locally sourced dining options to the guests of Hardywood West Creek, while maintaining a consistent level of quality that we have established with Heritage and Southbound. Eric and Patrick have built an amazing brand in Hardywood, and I’m looking forward to adding a restaurant concept that will complement their brand.”

“Since opening last year, Hardywood West Creek has become a regional hub as well as a significant destination brewery for tourism, drawing more than 125,000 visitors in our first year. There’s not yet a public restaurant in the 3,500-acre West Creek community, and we feel incredibly honored to bring one to life in partnership with Joe,” said Hardywood President and Co-founder Eric McKay.

“As exciting as it was for us to dream about a restaurant at West Creek, it wasn’t until Joe came on the project that Eric and I knew this would be a truly memorable concept and experience. As longtime patrons of Heritage and Southbound, we know Joe’s immense talents as a chef first-hand. We can’t wait to open this restaurant and share our concept with our guests,” said Hardywood Brewmaster and Co-founder Patrick Murtaugh.

The restaurant is due to open in early 2020, with additional details to be shared closer to the date.

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