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Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig

Chef Patrick Scott Moore is the front person behind a new restaurant in Duluth called Sound, which will open during the first week of January. The location is 132 E. Superior St. in the former Duluth City Hall, a spot previously occupied by the Blind Pig gastro pub and ale house. The space is being leased from Just Take Action, the entity that developed the Blind Pig and its predecessor, Tycoons Alehouse.

Chef Moore spent this past summer as executive chef for musicians performing at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield. Prior to that he was executive chef at Silos Restaurant at Pier B Resort.

He was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Newport Beach, Calif., which eventually led him to attend the University of Washington, where he earned a masters degree in organic chemistry. He also attended Ecole des Arts Culinaires et de l’Hôtellerie in Lyon, France. Upon graduation he found work at La Maison Troisgros and Les Prés d’Eugénie. He spent the next 11 years working as a chef on private yachts in Nice on the French Riviera. He later settled in Nantucket, where he founded Zest Intimate Catering and the restaurant Oren mor.

Sound will be a small-plate restaurant with a focus on sustainable sea foods. Renovations are underway to bring a “Nantucket beach vibe” to the space. It will also have a music room with occasional shows by touring performers.

Prior to the restaurant’s opening, there will be a concert on Dec. 15 featuring fiddler Darol Anger, banjo player Danny Barns, multi-instrumentalist Bryn Davies, mandolinist Joe K. Walsh and guitar player Grant Gordy. Future shows will include G. Love and Special Sauce in January and Anders Osborne in February.

The Rathskeller, a bar in the building’s basement level, will continue to operate under the ownership of Just Take Action.

9 Comments

jessige

about 1 week ago

Is it still owned by JTA, or does Chef Moore own it?

Paul Lundgren

about 1 week ago

The restaurant will be separately owned; the space will be leased from JTA.

jessige

about 1 week ago

Please tell me that wasn't there the first time I read it. If it was, sorry for being an asshat.

Paul Lundgren

about 1 week ago

Your hat remains ass free. That was added to the story, along with some other information.

Sam

about 1 week ago

Remember that Rod Raymond is the sole owner of Just Take Action, which owns Fitger’s Brewhouse, Brewhouse Beer Store, Burrito Union, Rathskeller, Endion Station and the Barrel Room. Rod Raymond has a fairly long list of sexual harassment allegations against him from a number of women. He was accused of intimidating a student who brought a complaint of sexual harassment against him. Much of this is well documented by UMD, the StarTribune, the DNT, and PDD. I would not give my money to Rod Raymond for the same reason I would not give my money to Harvey Weinstein.

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Northern_Owlbear

about 1 week ago

Rod’s problematic actions create an unfortunate issue in a “small” city such as ours. I don’t want to endorse him but I do want to support the many people that I know that work at the establishments that he, in this case unfortunately, owns.

Sam

about 5 days ago

Northern Owlbear... I think your justification might apply to many cases of when ceasing to provide support for a predator will also cut off those the predator supports. Even predators have family, friends, and businesses they support. If we always support predators because doing so will support perfectly good people, we will be supporting virtually all predators. Punishing any predator will likely affect the family, friends, and businesses. Sending a predator to jail likely hurts their business and family, for example. Should predators suffer no consequences in a small city such as ours?

Northern_Owlbear

about 5 days ago

I definitely think he should have to suffer the consequences of his abhorrent behavior and actions. But there are ways to do it that don’t also hurt innocent bystanders. Community members such as yourself continue to bring his offenses to the forefront (an action I support and do as well) and some have taken more direct action such as one of the bands playing the Blind Pig during last year’s Homegrown. Making sure that he knows we know can be more effective than purchasing something at a business he owns. Support of a local establishment isn’t necessarily supporting the owner. At least, this is my perspective.

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