Peas & Carrots’ New Italian Restaurant Opens in Birmingham


Peas & Carrots Hospitality will open Arthur Avenue, an Italian restaurant, on Tuesday in the Palladium building in downtown Birmingham.

Zach Sklar, a partner at Peas & Carrots Hospitality in Birmingham, says the 2,500-square-foot restaurant, located at 260 N. Old Woodward Ave., will feature a wide variety of Italian dishes. It’s “part of a genuine Little Italy neighborhood restaurant experience,” he says.

Appetizers will include bruschetta, meatballs with marinara and Parmesan, and calamari, among others. Entrees include whitefish piccata, eggplant Parmesan, chicken vesuvio with garlic butter and potatoes, and branzino. Sklar says eight pastas will be made in-house including a rigatoni bolognese with spinach, seafood bucatini, and gnocchi with mushrooms and ricotta, among other dishes.


Sklar says the 120-seat restaurant was designed by Chicago-based 555 International, and features booths, raised dining areas, and such décor as vintage posters, black and white photographs, and Italian groceries.

Arthur Avenue will share an open kitchen with Peas & Carrots’ Au Cochon, a French restaurant that opened at the Palladium in September.

The restaurant group also owns and operates Social Kitchen & Bar and Au Cochon in Birmingham; MEX and Beau’s Grillery in Bloomfield Hills; and Bernie’s Lunch & Supper in Chicago.

The renovated Palladium building is also home to Emagine Theatres and Lucido Fine Jewelry