Steven Satterfield (left) — the longtime executive sous chef at Watershed — will join forces with Neal McCarthy — Sotto Sotto’s dapper general manager — to open a restaurant called Miller Union this fall.
Located on Brady Ave., near the corner of 10 St. and Howell Mill Road, Miller Union will feature simply prepared food with a strong focus on local and regional farm-to-table standards.
“I kind of think of my style as a cross between Southern and California cuisine,” wrote Satterfield in an email. “A little fresher and lighter, but still true to roots.” The chef intends to bring attention to local growers on his menu, and the restaurant will have advanced recycling and composting programs.
Local firm Ai3 is designing the 70-seat interior and covered patio. “The idea behind the dining space is a series of different volumetric spaces for different experiences, but they are visually connected,” wrote Satterfield.
The look will be rustic/modern. “Think oil can light fixtures, wood, concrete, glass, textured wallpaper, steel frame window walls, and cozy nooks here and there. Lots of shelving and cabinetry in some of the dining spaces, and some old wardrobes mixed with rustic wooden tables.”
Watershed is currently looking for Satterfield’s replacement — no easy task.