The Oak Barrel

Archives: February 2014

Valley View’s new Oak Barrel promises gastropub fare with a French twist: Restaurant Row

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“…Co-owner Demetrios Atheneos, formerly of Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar, Bodega and other restaurants, bills his new restaurant (with business partner Fady Chamoun, founder of the Aladdin’s Eatery chain) as a “new American brasserie-taphouse.” “We’re aiming for the same feel of a gastropub, but with French influences,” says Atheneos.…”

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Get Ready Valley View and Independence

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“…This is not your ordinary start-up. Quite the contrary; it has some serious powerhouse operators behind it. From the minds of Fady Chamoun (Aladdin’s Eatery, Taza) and chef Demetrios Atheneos (former executive chef at Deagans in Lakewood), this concept seems to personify the newest wave of whiskey and microbrew gastropub concepts…”

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Expanded Canvas

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“…I have now enjoyed a version of chef Demetrios Atheneos’ truly delicious fried chicken livers at three different restaurants… Fortunately for diners, Oak Barrel is more than just an anthology of the chef’s greatest hits. The new setting – a barn-size affair that originally was home to Hoggy’s – has provided the chef infinitely more room to tinker in the kitchen, bar and dining room. ”

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