A Champagne bar and hot pot restaurant will open in the Interlock in 2024

Lobster sashimi from the X Pot.

Credit: The X Pot

Credit: The X Pot

Lobster sashimi from the X Pot.

Champagne bar Pinky Promise and Japanese barbecue and hot pot restaurant The X Pot are set to open in West Midtown mixed-use development The Interlock in spring 2024.

Pinky Promise is a 1,515-square-foot concept with a 405-square-foot patiothat will serve as an event space, with the owners planning to collaborate with local female entrepreneurs to create monthly experiences. Co-owner Anna Grace said Pinky Promise “will be a place where women are celebrated and where local artists and musicians have a place to showcase their talents.”

The bar will feature live entertainment and a French-inspired menu with dishes including caviar, smoked salmon tarts and avocado BLT croissants.

The X Pot, from restaurant group Chubby Cattle, will open in a 9,000-square-foot space with a 7,000-square-foot patio. The Asian restaurant and entertainment concept “will serve high-end contemporary Japanese barbecue and hot pot dishes cooked tableside along with a first-of-its-kind karaoke and rooftop lounge entertainment venue,” according to a press release.

The interior of the Las Vegas location of the X Pot.

Credit: The X Pot

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Credit: The X Pot

The space will also feature 5D animated performances of Chinese face-changing ceremonies and the Spectrum Room, a private dining space “surrounded by thematic soundscapes and light shows,” according to co-founder David Zhao.

The Interlock restaurant will be the first X Pot in the Southeast, with other Chubby Cattle restaurants open in Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Philadelphia.

Pinky Promise and The X Pot will join several phase two tenants at The Interlock, including Starbucks and Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, as well as a 42,00-square-foot Publix grocery store.

Phase one includes several food and drink concepts including Velvet Taco, St. Germin French Bakery & Cafe, Holiday Bar, Drawbar at Bellyard, Pour Taproom, Rooftop LOA, Kinjo Room and Guac y Margy’s.

Humble Pie, a pizza concept from Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips of Lazy Betty and Juniper Cafe, is set to open in January 2023.

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