By Lucy M. Pritchett | Photos by Melissa Donald
Lunch Plus One is a simple outing to do with a friend or two or out-of-town guests. For Fall, Lunch Plus One combines a trip to an art gallery and a local restaurant in historic Butchertown.
Pyro Art Gallery has been showcasing local artists for 15 years, beginning in a firehouse and now in its current home in a former shotgun house in Butchertown. Just a block off Main Street, this co-op gallery features the works of 19 professional artist members, and the featured shows rotate every six weeks. You are bound to see something new and exciting on any visit: mixed media, photography, sculpture, textiles, acrylic, or oil paintings. Connected to the gallery is the Gallery Boutique owned by designer Bob Rader. It features artwork, jewelry, and accessories by local and national artists. Christmas gifts, anyone?
Pyro Art Gallery
1006 E. Washington St.
After filling your sense of sight and touch with artistic creations, it’s time to fill your stomach with the creations at Naive, located just a short stroll across Washington Street from Pyro Gallery. The owners, Cat and her husband Mike, work with small, independent farmers to ensure the ingredients of your meal are not only tasty but are locally sourced. Although the menu features mostly plant-based dishes, you carnivores will find something yummy to eat here as well.
(L) Cannellini Bean Hummus with cannellini beans, thyme, fried sage leaves served with a Blue Dog Bakery baguette. (R) .
(L) These seasonal nachos come with a three bean chili, vegan nacho sauce, pan seared Brussels sprouts, seasonal squash, and pickled jicama over tortilla chips (vegan and gluten free). (R) Fall Salad with parmesan crisps, kabocha squash, lettuce, currants, wheatberry, apples, and a pair mojito (vegan).
1001 E. Washington St.