GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Rustic and industrial. That’s the concept behind Lambeau Field’s new restaurant, 1919 Kitchen & Tap.
“I think it will be a great destination for great eating, as well as tremendous atmosphere in the area,” said Mark Murphy, Packers President.
The name is a nod to the year the team was founded. The idea is to enhance fan experience. The restaurant replaces Curly’s Pub, which operated on the second floor of Lambeau since 2003.
“A lot of the local favorites will be there, they might just be done or presented a little bit differently than they were in the past,” explained Charlie Millerwise, General Manager, Delaware North Sportservice:
Now on the first floor, across from the site of the new Packers Hall of Fame, leaders say the new restaurant will have an open-kitchen design, an outdoor patio area and feature foods highlighting locally sourced ingredients.
“Kind of that thought on taking comfort food, but making it a very chef-driven menu item,” Millerwise said.
The latest in a long list of renovations to the Lambeau atrium, leaders say 1919 Kitchen & Tap will open in late July, just in time for the start of training camp.
“The outdoor seating, training camp, first part of the season, it is going to be really popular,” added Murphy. “I think it’s really going to be well received by our fans.”
All employees from Curly’s Pub will be welcomed back. Leaders anticipate needing to hire even more people to help run the new restaurant.