It’s all about the meat and potatoes at One Ten Craft Meatery and, days after opening its doors, customers are sold.
Since the restaurant opened its doors Monday, Jan. 5, it’s seen between 50 to 60 people every day during lunch. And it’s not a big operation, said owner Jason Brown. There are only 48 seats in the building at 110 N. Buffalo St. in Warsaw.
The Schnitzel and The Roman are two dishes Brown said have gone over really well with customers. The Schnitzel is a breaded pork loin with red onions and dill cream on a French baguette. The Roman is grilled romaine with Romano cheese, sea salt, croutons and olive oil.
On any given day, a chalkboard at One Ten Craft Meatery lists the featured dishes of the moment, and Brown said specials change based on availability of ingredients. Find One Ten on Facebook for a peek at what’s on the menu.
“That’s kind of our area — to goof around and change things a little,” Brown said. “With new things that are coming in, we can work with what we have a while. We’ll look at reviews and surveys about what needs to stay and what needs to go.”
Most of the ingredients that go into these dishes come from Warsaw and surrounding regions. It’s about being as local as possible, said Brown’s creative and business partner Jennifer Keefer. If people are going to seek out local restaurants, she said, One Ten Craft Meatery should be spending its money locally, too.
Even though One Ten has been open for business just a few days, Brown said there is already an opportunity to expand. He and Keefer have purchased the building next door, and customer demand will decide what’s going to fill the space.
But it’s just the first week, and they’re not looking to bite off more than they can chew.
“Just serve good food, give good service and treat people right,” he said.
One Ten Craft Meatery is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The meat market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, selling meats, cheeses and breads at market prices.