Waldron Lodge Opens in Bishop Arts, Serves Wild Game

photography by Rick Lopez
photography by Rick Lopez

A sign announcing the opening of Waldron Lodge appeared overnight at 408 W. Seventh St., just around the corner from Bishop Street Market. Over the past few weeks, workers have been making quite a transformation to the 1930’s-era converted residence, restoring the porch to a rustic beauty fit for summertime people-watching.

But it wasn’t my imagination; general manager Kenneth Cross (a Bishop Arts native) confirmed that the restaurant had its grand opening last night. Chef Beau Johnson of Iron Chef fame is leading the kitchen, which promises “wild game, wild fish, and world-class drinks to all of its welcome guests.”

The menu is loaded with exotic offerings: pulled boar chilaquiles, duck tacos, rabbit sausage stew, and something that’s sounds like the grandaddy of all entrees: a 12-ounce ribeye with blue cheese potato galette and roasted carrots in a bourbon sauce.

Waldron Lodge plans to open for dinner service every day except Saturday, when it will open for lunch.