Goodbye Block, Hello Love Child

Photos from Love Child Instagram.
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For a few years, Block Butcher Bar was one of the meatiest restaurants in town. But like many places, the charcuterie-centric eatery/whiskey bar closed during the pandemic. Now, owner Michael Hargis has reopened it with a new name—Love Child—and a focus on plant-based cuisine. Located in midtown’s MARRS building next to Hargis’ LowBrau Bierhalle, it’s operating as a two-day-a-week pop-up lunch spot, open  on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu is brief: There’s a grain-based elote bowl, a couple of seasonal salads, a “chicken”-fried mushroom sandwich and a vegan version of In-N-Out’s Double-Double burger. Love Child is also a juice bar, serving alcoholic and nonalcoholic fresh cold-pressed juices. Everything is served to go, although you can eat your meal al fresco at a table on the street, where Hargis has set up a “streaterie” for LowBrau and Love Child diners. For now, Hargis plans to run Love Child as a pop-up to grow its social media presence and customer base before expanding its days and times of operation. Diners can preorder online through a link on Love Child’s Instagram account, @lovechild916.

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