Dining With Denise Neil

Air Capital Grill's rocky start

Matthew Carr opened his Air Capital Grill  on a Tuesday and was looking forward to a strong first weekend of business.

He didn’t get it. Carr, whose restaurant is in the former Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill space at 233 N. Mosley, instead spent his first Saturday inaccessible to customers. A deadly shooting the night before happened just in front of his restaurant, he said, and the whole area was blocked off with crime scene tape as investigators worked through the day on Saturday.

“It was just an unfortunate scenario,” Carr said.

But the restaurant has made a nice recovery over the past several weeks, Carr said. It specializes in steaks, pastas, salads, sandwiches and burgers and already has a steady stream of regulars. A Sunday morning brunch buffet has been popular, too.

Air Capital Grill’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Tursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 316-262-2472