When Vegas Seven broke the news that former Comme Ça chef Brian Howard and hospitality consultant Corey Nyman were joining forces to open a restaurant dedicated to whole animals, plus a charcuterie shop, the culinary community nearly lost its collective mind. And so we waited patiently for the duo to open their spot in the Arts District. And waited. And waited. Building issues stalled plans for a fall opening. Yet the two remain undaunted. “Opening a restaurant is a learning process, whether it’s your first or 15th,” Howard says. “Harvest & Larder is evolving into a better operation as we continue to look for new locations.” In the meantime, they’ve stayed busy: Howard and his wife had a baby, and Howard did a guest stint cooking for the artists at Life Is Beautiful. He roasted a side of pig a la asador on an ornate iron cross, as well as various poultry and pork on a meat swing (it’s as awesome as it sounds) over a fire pit. Nyman just put out his next vintage of Labor Wines 2012 pinot noir. And when they finally announce that Harvest & Larder is open for business, we’ll be there, hungry as ever.