34 tempting shots from the soft opening of John Rivers’ The Coop


Chef John Rivers' new fried chicken venture the Coop opens Thursday, April 17. Last month, we predicted that this restaurant would "do for fried chicken what 4Rivers did for brisket." We got an early glimpse of the food and the space during a soft opening event on Tuesday night. It's a fresh, homey, airy space with mismatched wooden chairs, farmhouse tables and an all-around wholesome vibe – it's the kind of place we imagine will be a popular hangout for high-school students, families and foodies alike. These are some of our tastiest shots from the evening.

April 15, 2014