Zach sent along two bits of restaurant news from the Indian Village neighborhood newsletter.
First up is Bunners, a brand new restaurant going in to the former El Sitio location at 17th and Van Dorn. (El Sitio, you may recall, is now in College View at 47th and Pioneers.) The bar and grill will feature "bunners", dinner rolls stuffed with a variety of ingredients. They sound a bit Runza-ish so I'm eager to try one. Heck, maybe they'll give us the breakfast Runzas we've been asking for all these years. Bunners plans $5.00 lunch specials. That'll probably be a tough price for them to keep up for long, but if they can do it they should have no trouble getting folks in the door. They plan to be open 10:30am until midnight Monday through Thursday, and until 2:00am on Friday and Saturday.
Then there's Pepe's Bistro. Pepe's dishes up a variety of vegetarian and vegan food, and it emphasizes local ingredients as much as possible. Many of you will recognize the name because it has been a Havelock resident for a few years, but I doubt many of you have been there because of its somewhat off-the-grid location on the second floor. Pepe's has moved to Indian Village Shopping Center (3227 S. 13th Street) to improve its visibility and gain access to a nice big parking lot.
Thanks, Zach, for sending along the info!