Snack Global Kitchen + Bar, the Henderson Avenue restaurant from Avner Samuel and chef-partner Jon Stevens featuring small plates with recipes from around the globe, will no longer be featuring small plates with recipes from around the globe.
The restaurant has been closed since Sunday brunch and won't reopen until next week, when it debuts a new concept, Samuel says.
"We're trying to reconcept that," he says. "We've changed the menu three times, and we're still not where we want to be."
"I don’t think it’s the location," Samuel says. "I think that what we did was maybe too adventurous for the area and maybe for the city."
The location has had a number of entities already, including a pizza joint and Horne & Dekker, a restaurant from colorful Shawn Horne, the new manager at Stephan Pyles' Stampede 66. But Samuel says he doesn't think the space is jinxed.
"I don’t think it’s the location," he says. "I never believe that stuff. If I was able to get people into Snider Plaza with Bistro A, then I think I can overcome a bad location. I think that what we did was maybe too adventurous for the area and maybe for the city."
He says that he is reconcepting and will reopen within a week or two.
A staffer at a neighboring business says that she heard the new concept would be "more of a bar-style place."
In mid-September, the restaurant sent out a press release announcing that it had "new management and a new attitude." The new general manager is Vito Calo, who worked at Samuel's other concept, Nosh Euro Bistro, and who told Eater that the menu had been completely overhauled, switching its focus from small plates to more traditional appetizers and entrees.
Since Calo came on board, Snack cut back on its hours, including shutting down on Sunday nights.