While Summerfest is about to descend on the Third Ward, the owners of Prodigal (ex-Moct, 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) are working to get the garage doors of this gastropub-to-be open by the end of this week. Work is still going on to complete the rustic-modern look. (That's reclaimed barn wood in the above photo.) Communal tables outfit the back "Bourbon Room." (Bourbon will have a prominent spot on the drink menu.) As for the food, the menu features a mix of terms you've probably seen before: bar snacks and small and large plates. There's fried chicken wing lollipops with sriracha; pork belly with braised red cabbage and mustard seed gastrique; beef burger topped with Nueske's bacon, Wisconsin cheddar and an over-easy egg; and Pacific halibut with roasted fingerlings, oven-dried grapes and fresh curry sauce ($5-$22). The kitchen head is Van Luu (most recently, executive sous chef of Bacchus). Expected summer hours: Daily 3 p.m.-bar time. Food served 5-11 p.m.
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