Like Julia Roberts character in the movie Runaway Bride, one might think chef Cody Storts will never settle into a long term kitchen relationship. From Hopscotch to Nieuport, Grits to Tempo, Salt & Ash seems like a fresh start for the cold-footed chef. Like many brewers and bartenders that bounce around the industry, I’m more than willing to follow the talent and try their new gig.
Owner Armando opened Salt & Ash with family a year ago, and was just talking about how to get a guy like Storts in his kitchen. “Just like that, the phone rang and here he is!” Although it seems a bit serendipitous, chef Cody is excited about the neighborhood spot. The restaurant feels like walking into a friend’s backyard, complete with a pull-string fence gate and fruit trees surrounding the patio tables. Inside is a small bar up front and deep dining area filled with large families, several couples, and of course a loud bunch of ladies laughing over beers in the back.
The menu has some serious hooks; everything from scallop aguachile to duck taquitos, prime New York strip steak to a legit asada plate. Aside from taco Tuesday, chef plans on doing daily specials to keep things interesting. Brunch is daily from 9 A.M. until 2 P.M., dinner service is from 5 P.M. until 10 P.M., closed on Mondays.