Little Coyote to open in St. Elmo this summer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A new restaurant is coming to St. Elmo this summer. Little Coyote will be filling the vacancy left when Mojo Burrito shut down.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in August of 2023.

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The location is the base of Lookout Mountain, across from the Incline Railway.

Chef Erik Niel and his wife Amanda Niel are the owners of the upcoming restaurant. They also own two other Chattanooga-area restaurants, Easy Bistro & Bar and Main Street Meats.

Niel says his inspiration for Little Coyote’s menu comes from Texas barbecue, Cuban, Caribbean and Southwestern cuisines.

The menu will be filled with items such as smoked meats, fresh tortillas, homemade pico and more. The menu will include simplistic desserts, like soft serve ice cream with key lime and a graham cracker cone.

The restaurant will be family styled and will feature vibrant plating, according to the owners.

Little Coyote will also feature a bar with a variety of cocktails, including frozen drinks. But they say agave spirits will be their bar’s primary focus.

The building will have an open, airy indoor space. It will have a large outdoor space as well.

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