It was about 4pm on Thursday, March 14th and the staff at Savona were doing their usual pre-shift prep for dinner service, when a car cash crashing through a wall into the dining room. Chef/Owner Keith Taylor, who was in the back of the restaurant when the accident occurred, said the impact “sounded like a bomb had gone off. I was startled. I went to the front to assess the situation — it looked like the roof had collapsed.” A collision with a pickup truck sent the car into the building, and the young female driver was shaken up, but injuries to her were minor. The same could not be said of Savona. Building inspectors advised that the structural integrity of the restaurant had been compromised and it would be closed until repairs could be made.
Taylor took advantage of the shut down to re-valuate his business and after 5 years he’s retiring Savona. When the restaurant reopens on Tues, June 11th at 5pm it will be as The Twisted Root restaurant & bar. Keith says you’ll see a lot of the popular dishes that made regulars out of many of us at Savona, but also feels this rebirth will give him a wider range with menu’s. The addition of the talents of Chef Pete Zorotovic, formerly of Jimmy G’, Tony’s and the Precinct in Cincinnati alongside Sous Chef James Burton, and Taylor in the kitchen promise some truly scrumptious meals in our future. Can’t wait to see what exciting things they’ll have on the menu! Taylor did mention there will be a chicken and waffles dish, loaded sweet potato hash and a grilled shrimp cocktail. The Twisted Root will be open 5-9pm Tues – Thurs and 5-10pm on Friday and Saturday. Located at 70 S. Main Street, just south of St. Rt 725, reservations are suggested as the eatery only seats about 90.
The Twisted Root will be open 5-9pm Tues – Thurs and 5-10pm on Friday and Saturday. Located at 70 S. Main Street, just south of St. Rt 725, reservations are suggested as the eatery only seats about 90.
Call (937) 610-9835 for reservations and more info.