Dish at Petra and the Beast. Photo by Kathy Tran.

Petra and the Beast, a restaurant by chef Misti Norris, is moving from its N. Haskell Avenue location to Lakewood Shopping Center.

The restaurant will open in the old Lakewood Smokehouse space, CultureMap reported. The original Petra and the Beast will remain open on Haskell Avenue during the transition.

Lakewood Smokehouse closed last July after five years in business.

Petra and the Beast was a semifinalist this year for a James Beard award, and the restaurant also made the list in 2019.

We featured Norris’ restaurant in a magazine issue that year. Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“The James Beard Award semifinalist has a love of fermentation, pickling and zero-waste cooking that started in her family kitchen. But things started to click in her 20s as she devoured food and restaurant blogs.

‘I saw so many chefs that were really connected with the earth,’ Norris says. ‘It totally sparked something in me. That’s what I wanted to do. It just made sense to me. That’s what you should be doing. Why would you do it any other way?'”