Bouquet Restaurant owners opening second fresh & healthy spot in MainStrasse


Stephen Williams, chef and owner of Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar, and his wife Jessica are planning to open another restaurant in Covington. Son & Soil will occupy in the former Cake Rack Bakery space at 627 Main St. in mid-August.
 
As a busy entrepreneur and father, Williams is always looking for something quick and simple but still fresh and healthy. He saw a need for healthy, fast option in MainStrasse and went with it.
 
“We’re going in a healthy direction, and sun and soil are two of the main components for growth and nourishment,” Williams says.
 
Like Bouquet, Son & Soil will feature local, fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and farm market partners.
 
The menu will include freshly-pressed juices, smoothies and organic wraps and sandwiches. Specific menu items are still in the works, but Williams plans to build his sandwiches on Sixteen Bricks bread and to serve coffee from Lookout Joe from Mt. Lookout.
 
“We love being part of the MainStrasse community,” Williams says. “We live here, and we’re raising our family here. With Bouquet right down the street, it just makes sense for us. Almost eight years ago, the community welcomed Bouquet with open arms, and we really didn’t consider opening our second venture anywhere else.”  
 
Son & Soil hours will be limited at first: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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