David Kirkland to leave Café Osage, open catering company and restaurant


Chef David Kirkland will depart Café Osage on Tuesday, April 12 and head to Grand Center, where he said he will start David Kirkland Catering this summer and open a to-be-named restaurant in spring 2017.


The restaurant will be located at 3224 Locust St., on the building’s first floor. The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is developing entire building. When complete, it will include a theater, event space and commercial office space.


“Everything is happening in Grand Center right now,” Kirkland said. “There are amazing restaurants like Small Batch, Pappy’s and Southern that are anchors in the area.”


Kirkland went on to describe his catering menu and restaurant concept as fresh and forward, capitalizing on local and seasonal sourcing. When open, the restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch and host monthly dinners.