More good news from the guys who’ve brought you Rook…Ed Rudisell tells me that the restaurant at 719 Virginia Ave. will soon be offering table service at dinner. They’ll also be adding a couple of wines to the drink menu. Both are terrific developments for the restaurant, which began as a lunch only “banh mi” joint last June and expanded into dinner when executive chef Carlos Salazar came on board in September. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations though.
Fans of Tex-Mex fare will be glad to see Chuy’s open in Hamilton Town Center in April. The Austin, Texas-based chain with the cult-like following is scheduled to open April 8 at 14150 Town Center Blvd. Known for having each location feature its own look, the 9,028-square-foot restaurant will feature an eclectic decor along with signature scratch-made menu items such as Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Big As Yo’ Face Burritos.
“We are excited to bring Chuy’s to Central Indiana and look forward to being an anchor at Hamilton Town Center,” said owner/operator Russell Burns in a recent release. “I’ve lived and worked in this community for several years, so this is extra special for me. I look forward to introducing my friends, family and neighbors to the freshest Tex-Mex food they’ve ever tried and share Chuy’s heart for giving back to our community.”
Chuy’s Hamilton Town Center will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner. Along with daily drink specials, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays customers can enjoy Chuy’s free, fully-loaded Nacho Car -– a customized, build-your-own nacho bar with chips, queso, salsa fresca, ground sirloin and more.
Dough Mommas PIzza will be opening at 6120 E. Thompson Road, Piada Italian Street Food will have a second area location at 8601 River Crossing Blvd. and a Hubbard & Cravens will be going in at 11 S. Meridian St.
And finally, one last snippet…someone asked me last night about a new French restaurant opening on Mass Ave…no details yet, but now that would be good news.