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The Hound’s Tale Kitchen: New Private Event Venue Opens on Prince George Street

View from inside The Hounds Tale Kitchen. (WYDaily/Dominic Catacora)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Hound’s Tale Kitchen is the latest addition to Williamsburg’s Prince George Street.

The newly conceptualized space located at 501 Prince George St., between The Hound’s Tale and The Corner BARKery, offers a distinctive venue for groups to host private events. Whether that is a bridal shower, a graduation party, or a company gathering, the venue says that it’s ready to provide amenities.

(Courtesy of The Hound’s Tale Kitchen)

“We can do a casual cocktail party or a more formal type of event,” said The Hound’s Tale Kitchen Marketing Director LeAnn Skeens in an interview with WYDaily. “We customize everything for the occasion.”

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The private venue can comfortably sit around 75 guests inside, and the venue’s outdoor space can accommodate an additional 25-50 people, Skeens said.

One trance to the Corner Barkery, one of the catering options for The Hound’s Tale Kitchen. (WYDaily/Dominic Catacora)

The outdoor area features Adirondack chairs, string lighting, and a wood-burning fire pit.

The venue is owned by Steve & Michelle Sieling, Owners of Aromas Coffeehouse Bakery & Cafe, The Hound’s Tale, and the dog-friendly The Corner BARKery.

Both Aromas Coffeehouse Bakery & Cafe and The Hounds Tale offer catering to the venue for events. This includes items like freshly baked pastries, cakes, and pies from the cafe’s menu.

“A lot of people were asking the owners of the Hounds Tale to book private parties but they would’ve had to shut down the restaurant,” said Skeens. “The first event was hosted on Oct. 14. We were going to do a big Grand Opening but we started getting reservations before we even opened.”

The future area where The Hound’s Tale Kitchen Sign will hang. (WYDaily/Dominic Catacora)

The space was previously the location of the popular Chef’s Kitchen, which closed down last year due to the passing of its owner, Chef John Gonzales.

According to The Hound’s Tale Kitchen, “In honor of the former owner, Chef John Gonzales, the Sieling family maintained the essence of the property by repurposing some of the signature pieces. Rather than trying to replicate what was once John’s, they put their own spin on the space. The butcher block, which once served as a community table, has been handcrafted by a local mill and turned into intimate table tops for smaller parties. The mahogany shutters have been repurposed into high-top tables, allowing for natural light to shine through the windows.”

The main bar inside The Hound’s Tale. The bar/restaurant located near The Hound’s Tale Kitchen will provide catering to the new venue for private events. (WYDaily/Dominic Catacora)

Those interested in hosting a private event at The Hound’s Tale Kitchen are asked to contact LeAnn Skeens at:

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