Whistling Table

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Whistling Table is a restaurant located at 3916 Clairmont Avenue in Forest Park Village. It is owned by Shindigs food truck co-founder Mac Russell. He acquired the former V. Richard's grocery store building in 2016 and initially planned for his new restaurant to be called DMac's. Before it opened in June 2018 he changed the name to express his notion of applying joy and delight to the "sacred place" of the dining table.

The restaurant's menu expands on the "farm to casual" offerings of Shindigs, making use of produce from his family's two farms in Perry County. The dinner menu will feature "elevated" seasonal dishes. A small retail area will stock produce, prepared foods and a selection of wines.

The decor in the restaurant's public areas includes cedar planks and trim salvaged from the timbers that framed V. Richard's arbor and porch, complemented by a "live edge" poplar bar top. Inspirational landscape paintings by Michael Marlowe are also on display.


  • Robertson, Terri (May 22, 2018) "Whistling Table opening in June! And 7 other facts about chef-owner Mac Russell’s restaurant in Forest Park." Bham Now

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