At long last, Grant Achatz's cocktail lounge, Aviary, is (finally) opening.
According to the Alinea/Next chef's Facebook status posted Friday afternoon, Aviary will open its doors to the public Saturday at 6 p.m. Drinks will be doled out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Achatz included a photo of an odd delivery received Friday: a truckload of sod, no doubt planned for use in the lounge's gallery, where rounds of drinks will be presented on a palette of grass.
Aviary is located at 953 W. Fulton Market.