The August debut of Cotton Calf Kitchen in the 111-year-old Braselton Brothers Department Store building circles the storefront back to its origins as a community hub satisfying appetites for good taste and providing attentive service. This time, however, groceries and dry goods give way to a classic American steakhouse where dry-aged steaks sizzle and cocktails and conversation flow. Partners Matt Ruppel, Hudson Tang and Cindy Green want Cotton Calf Kitchen to become an integral part of Braselton’s balance of historic preservation and a live/work/play/dine environment. To this point, the restaurant sits across Davis Street from a turn-of-the-century cotton gin building yet the patio will overlook the town’s anticipated new amphitheater. Open daily for cocktails and dinner from 4-11 p.m., Cotton Calf Kitchen will feature quality dry-aged beef, heirloom vegetables and tapas-style appetizers. Watch the progress unfold on Facebook.