Over Stupor Bowl weekend, our colleague Kevin Gibson lapped local media in breaking the Common Haus closing as well as the V-Grits move to Logan Street Market. All the facts are here:

Operating for four and a half years at the corner of Barret Avenue and Winter, in between the Highlands and Germantown; Louisville’s staple vegan restaurant V-Grits is packing up and moving just one mile down the road, but to a much smaller location.

V-Grits opened the brick and mortar restaurant in 2018, after operating a food truck, a meal service, and wholesaling products to grocery stores since 2014. The restaurant’s most popular dishes include a hot chicken sandwich, crunch-wrap, and macaroni and cheese, all made vegan. Kristina Addington started V-Grits (an acronym for vegan-girl-raised-in-the south) after winning the Food Network competition Cutthroat Kitchen in 2014.

Addington and her partner Jeff Hennis opened Chimera Brewing Company in 2020 inside the same location at Barret Avenue. The brewery will not follow V-Grits to Logan Street Market. The brewing operation previously was known as False Idol.

Bottom line: Operations for both V-Grits and Chimera will cease following service on Sunday, February 26. There’ll be significant discounts on beer in all formats (in-house and carry-out) during this period. V-Grits plans to be open and dishing at Logan Street Market in March.

At Facebook, Addington explains it all (by the way, a quick note to the Courier Journal: there’s no “l” in Addington, and it’s restaurateur, not restauranteur, but let’s not be churlish).

Hey y’all, Kristina here with some important announcements for VGrits. You may have noticed that a lot of small businesses are struggling right now and many are shutting down entirely, especially in the restaurant industry. That was a serious consideration for us because of the very major losses in 2022. Sales have gone way down for this industry and the cost of everything we purchase has gone up. The only way we can continue to exist is to shrink down and focus on one thing – vegan comfort food.

We are asking for your support and encouragement as we close down the Barret Avenue location and move into @loganstreetmarket.

As of right now we expect our last day here to be Sunday, February the 26th. Please come out and show some love to the staff!

Because we are moving out of the current location, unfortunately we have to close down our brewery, @chimerabrewing. We used Chimera as a means to not only serve incredible craft beer, but to give back to so many local nonprofits that we care about. All pints will be $5 for the rest of the month, with discounts on to-go crowlers and growler fills.

It’s been an incredible adventure and while it will be sad to leave this building and all of the memories we made here, we are optimistic and excited about the opportunities for us at Logan Street Market. We’ll be opening in March. Stay tuned for more details.

We only have one question for you – should we bring back the mac and cheese??