Local restauranteurs Stephen and KJ Weinstock announced current location of Stock's On 2nd upscale restaurant on Restaurant Row in Harrisburg will open in August 2014 with focus on locally sourced ingredients, gastropub, and whiskey. This marks the first-of-its-kind addition to the popular selection of dining along Second Street.

Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row to welcome Farm-to-Fork Gastropub and Whiskey Bar at Stock’s On 2nd location

Harrisburg, PA – A pioneer of Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row, Stock’s on 2nd owned by restaurateurs’ Stephen and KJ Weinstock will close at the end of July 2014 and reopen the first weekend of August as a first-of-its-kind chef-inspired farm to fork gastropub, featuring an American whiskey bar with an extensive craft cocktail menu. 

For more than 16 years, Stocks on 2nd has served as the region’s premier restaurant destination for professional lunch meetings, an upscale evening dining experience, and high-end catering company. In 2007, the Weinstock’s opened a sister restaurant, Carley’s Ristorante and Piano Bar at 204 Locust Street, demonstrating  their commitment to helping improve the city’s economy and to add more dining choices for area residents. In 2011, the Weinstocks established Stocks Manor, a beautiful 19 acre country estate in Mechanicsburg, which houses a fine country inn and catering venue.

“Our focus has always been and continues to be offering a high quality and unique dining experience across our restaurants and catering business,” said Weinstock. “Stocks on 2nd is committed to establishing a new category of neighborhood restaurant that will maintain the classic attributes of comfort and affordability while delivering superior food and service to its guests.”

The goal is to have 90 percent of their products locally sourced within 90 miles of the restaurant working directly with the cattle farms, fisheries, and the local produce farms, according to Weinstock. 

“We have also engaged one of the nation’s best whiskey bar consultants to assist in developing our craft cocktail menu, with a strong emphasis on American whiskeys.”

The aim is to bring people closer to the production of the food, both by incorporating local, regional and sustainably-grown ingredients, whenever possible, and by introducing patrons to the people who make their meal possible, according to Weinstock.

Some Stock’s on 2nd’s remodel highlights include: interior walls covered with barn wood that came from a mushroom farm from Kennett Square, Pa., Amish-made reclaimed wood communal tables and a wall built by whiskey barrels will separate the kitchen from the dining room. The new food menu will mostly feature various smaller portion items but will continue to offer dinner entrees. The majority of menu items will be under $20, with most around the $10 price point.  The craft cocktail menu will include prohibition era drinks, flights of whiskey and other traditional offerings. Stock’s on 2nd plans to continue to offer its popular happy hour at the gastropub.