Stovehouse Restaurants: Diverse Bites With Familiar Flavor

The Stovehouse sign.

Stovehouse is one of Huntsville’s newest entertainment and dining destinations. The building used to be home to local stove companies. Danny and Patti Yancey purchased the building and decided to turn it into a place for people to eat, listen to live music outdoors, and have a good time. The hub for live music and food opened this past summer and is still growing in size and popularity. Stovehouse is located in West Huntsville, a growing location for entertainment and unique food options.

Stovehouse has many restaurants that have already opened or are planning to open in the near future.

Fresko Grille is a Mediterranean restaurant that allows customers to create a bowl or wrap that is made with fresh, Mediterranean ingredients that are sourced from local farms. Customers can customize their protein, vegetables, sides, and sauces. Fresko Grille also caters to any dietary restrictions their customers may have.

Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen is a very popular Italian restaurant. According to AL.com, co-owner, Stephanie Kennedy-Mell describes it as “fast-casual but…high-end.” The restaurant features family recipes such as her great-grandmother’s eggplant rollatini. Mazzara’s also has homemade gelato along with gluten-free and dairy-free options.

Huntsville natives are excited that the beloved Taqueria El Cazador taco bus will expand into a restaurant at Stovehouse. El Cazador is a family-owned business that offers customers authentic Mexican food that is cherished across Huntsville.

Clyde’s BBQ already has a location in Madison, AL and is expected to expand to Stovehouse in late 2019. Owners Stan Stinson and Tina Ford also founded Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza, the popular pizza restaurant located at Campus 805.

A one-of-a-kind crepe restaurant, Oh Crêpe, opened recently and has signature crepes with sweet and savory fillings, as well as shaved ice. The flavors of Oh Crêpe’s signature items are Japanese inspired. The crêpes are made using rice flour, and some of the flavors include green tea, chocolate, and lobster.

Kamado Ramen offers ramen lovers lots of options and is planning to open in September. Kamado means “stove” in Japanese, giving homage to Stovehouse. Kamado will primarily be operated by Chao Fang, a partner of Huntsville’s I Love Sushi restaurant.

Charlie Foster’s is one of Huntsville’s newest coffee shop projects and will employ people with disabilities. The founder of Charlie Foster’s, Austin Jenkins, grew up interacting with the people at Merrimack Hall, a performing arts center for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He wanted to continue to give back to his community, which inspired him to become an advocate for people with special needs.

The Stovehouse courtyard.
The Stovehouse courtyard.

In addition to all the unique restaurants Stovehouse has to offer, their outdoor music venue attracts a large crowd. While Stovehouse patrons listen to live music, they can also enjoy a drink from Pourhouse Huntsville, or play bocce ball and pool at their life-sized pool table.

The Stovehouse property began as a place for the Rome and Martin stove companies to conduct business. When Danny and Patti Yancey purchased the property, they chose to renovate Stovehouse into what it is today. Danny Yancey’s vision for Stovehouse was inspired by mixed-use entertainment properties in other cities like Nashville and Atlanta. Yancey still wanted to preserve the history of Stovehouse, which is evident in its name.

Stovehouse attracts people of all ages, but young millennials particularly seem to enjoy this entertainment space because of its music scene and food options. Stovehouse is a place where college students can enjoy Huntsville’s unique musicians and explore the variety of food options Huntsville has to offer.

Stovehouse’s location and unique food and entertainment makes it a perfect place for anyone in Huntsville to enjoy. As it continues to grow, it will become one of Huntsville’s most popular entertainment and dining venues.

Arianna Kholanjani
Arianna Kholanjani

Arianna is a sophomore Communications major with a minor in Sociology. She hope to work for a University working with college students in student life. In her spare time, she enjoys journaling, exploring Huntsville, and studying at coffee shops. She is the Social Media Manager and editor for the Opinions/Editorial column for The Charger Times.

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