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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- There's no doubt about it. Louisville has become a restaurant town.
And that means it's competitive for those in the restaurant business.
But the guys behind Hammerheads and Game are confident they've got a good thing going.
"One day I was sitting at Cafe LouLou and saw a big sign for lease," said Eric Morris.
They're confident enough to open a third restaurant.
"We all worked at Seviche together and then they went to open Hammerheads and I went with them and then we went and did Game now we're here," said Morris.
"Here" is 2222 Dundee Road in Douglass Loop, hence the restaurant's name Loop 22.
"It hit me the first day I was here. Literally the first day on walk through I was thinking what I would call this place and I saw the 2222 out front and the Douglass Loop, it hit me as Loop 22. It seemed kind of simple and also kind of obvious, you know?" said Morris.
Owners Eric Morris and Adam Burress say this third venture is the biggest.
Loop 22 seats nearly 100 people which is almost bigger than they prefer.
"The food suffers, the more people you're trying to feed, the quicker you have to do it. the less time, the integrity starts to fall when you're trying to feed say 200 people opposed to 80 people," Adam Burress told WDRB.
Loop 22 will also be their first restaurant to have a full bar.
"I think it's going to be nice to have the infusion of cooking with bourbon and scotch and play on these dishes and have fun cocktails, specialty drinks we make that will accompany that dish," Morris said.
But what about the food?
"We've been saying it's southern food with a twist of comfort food in there because we have these big rotisserie ovens so we'll do a lot of slow cook rotisserie meats," explained Morris.
Burress and Morris along with a third partner say Loop 22 will be much different than Hammerheads and Game.
"Hammerheads is weird. It doesn't run like any other place. It's very casual, very grungy but each time we open something, we're trying to go a little nicer. I guess a more traditional way of serving people," said Burress.
"We're really focusing on those bold flavors, unique approaches and customer service. People coming here knowing they're going to have a great time and that we're going to take good care of them," Morris told WDRB.
Loop 22 doesn't have an official opening date but they're aiming for Monday, January 6th.
For more information and updates, visit their facebook page here.