The eating and drinking action in the burbs continues heating up this week with word that Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, whose barkeeps have been pulling pints from behind the same bar since 1743, is under new ownership, and about to get some major upgrades. Don’t worry new owners Randy Feinberg and David Eckelmeyer plan to keep the historic bar area intact, but the dining rooms are going to blown out, the outdoor space expanded, and wraparound decks with fire pits will be added. The bar and restaurant will shut down when work begins on April 1.
The bones of the historic pub aren’t all that’s getting upgraded. Feinberg and Eckelmeyer have tapped former Pub & Kitchen chef and current Rival Bro. Jonathan Adams to tune up the menus. He will be joined by his former cohort Joseph Frost, who will stay on as executive chef once the re-do is complete. Also on board as a consultant is Lemon Hill GM Keith Raimondi, who is being brought in to retool the bar program. All the changes are expected to be complete in time to reopen in the fall.