GoggleWorks Center for the Arts announced its plans to launch a broad hospitality program, including the grand opening of Belly – Kitchen & Drinkery. Sly Fox beers will be featured at the bistro bar, along with wines and cocktails. Sly Fox will also sponsor the stage inside the bistro, where GoggleWorks will present new performing arts programs.
Belly – Kitchen & Drinkery focuses on comfort cuisine seasonally-inspired by local flavors and those from the places the partners have traveled: Peru, Vietnam, France, Thailand and beyond. The menu will grow to include inventive morning starters, lunch, thoughtfully prepared small plates for evening service, spirited cocktails and craft beer. The style is passionately eclectic yet simple; bold flavors balanced by nuance; inspired and approachable. The goal is to create a convivial atmosphere imbued with creativity and genuine sense of hospitality. The founders of Belly – Kitchen & Drinkery are proud of rooted partnerships with select local artisans, farmers, producers, foragers and sustainable purveyors.
Belly – Kitchen & Drinkery was founded by Reading, Pennsylvania natives Jim Churchman and Dustin Wise.
Jim Churchman, executive chef and proprietor of HOMAGE Culinary brings over 30 years of passion, experience and vision. He describes Belly – Kitchen & Drinkery as thoughtful cuisine in a charming environment, dotted with a few surprises. Dustin Wise has been an icon in Reading’s bar scene since 1997. He has fostered his passion for craft beer into his professional work as a bar manager the last two decades.
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