Meet Serpentine's New Chef-Owner, Tommy Halvorson


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Restaurant owner Erin Rooney sold Slow Club to Paul Einbund last year, who recently opened The Morris, and now she has sold her other iconic restaurant, ~SERPENTINE~, to Tommy Halvorson, who is the new chef-owner (Rooney will now be a silent partner). His background includes Foxtail Catering (currently), plus Bix, Chez Panisse, and The Phoenix Supper Club. Scoop reports that Halvorson will not be making many big changes, just some tweaks to the menu and the space, and he may be integrating some of his Southern background into some dishes. The revamp is happening from now into February—the restaurant will not be closing for any of the changes. It’s also going to be turning 10, so the time is right for a new haircut.