Her fried chicken and Derby-style beverage program has made Sissy’s Southern Kitchen one of the fashionable hangouts along the burgeoning Henderson Avenue district, but Food Network alum Lisa Garza isn’t quite done with sharing her Southern roots with area diners. Garza has teamed up with chef Patton Robertson to announce a new concept opening in Downtown this fall. Shelby Hall — named after Garza’s county of birth — will pay homage to her Mississippi Delta and low-country upbringing with a kitchen overseen by Robertson, the gifted (and personable!) chef who until recently was exec at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck in Reunion Tower.
Among the focus of dishes announced already will be an oyster/raw bar and game meats, as well as a bourbon-heavy drink menu.
Actually opening date is not available, but the space — 1525 Elm St. in the LTV Tower — is already selected.