By Jessica Bentley
The next time pint pioneers venture into Wooden Robot Brewery on South Tryon Street, they will notice a large opening along the back wall leading into Chef Rob Masone’s newest eatery, Kre8 Gastropub, which is expected to open the first week of March.
This 60-plus seated addition, with an outdoor beer garden, will serve as an extension to the brewery, offering an eclectic menu of meat-forward specialties, plenty of vegetarian “kre8tions,” with a light sprinkle of vegan and gluten-free snacks.
Servers will be known as Foodtenders, and will take your order once you find your desired spot to enjoy a few brews with your buds. If you’re in dire hurry for a snack, there will be a walk-up window leading into the kitchen where you can order prior to perching yourself at a high top or barstool.