The eagerly anticipated addition to the Henderson Center restaurant scene, the upscale bistro, Zoë, is showing signs of life after a difficult period dealing with health inspections, building inspections etc. You’ll recall that this venue was originally a drugstore, so we’re talking major remodel. Owner Marsa Jordan tells us that she is now hiring staff for a December 28 start date. From the Facebook announcement:
“Zoë is now accepting applications for waitstaff, cooks, managers, prep assistants and dishwashers. Please send resumes to our e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be conducting phone interviews while we are in construction and will be hiring within the next month.”
Marsa has announced that she is planning a party on Wednesday, December 30 from 6pm to 9pm, featuring appetizers and artisan pizza. This is invitation and reservations must be made. Beer and wine will be extra.
Art is on the way. Marsa has commissioned Kathryn Stotler to do collages, and other artist will be featured for display and sale. Window treatments are going up on Monday.
This is my third post about “The Caribbean Picnic”, on Henderson where the GoGo Bistro used to be. I finally made it in there yesterday. It’s a PUERTO RICAN restaurant with CUBAN food also. The two main offerings are Cuban sandwiches (ham, pork, usually pickles) and a Puerto Rican sampler, both $9. I’ve eaten a lot of Cuban sandwiches, having family in Florida, and this was not only better than average, it’s HUGE, easily two meals for the average person. They also have a selection of pretzels, not the little brittle kind but serious big puffy ones. The staff is welcoming and helpful and I will definitely be back. Any of you who visit this place, please share your opinions with us.
On another note, Marcelli’s Pizzaria (their spelling) had a soft opening a few days ago and folks were streaming in for lunch at what used to be Big Louie’s. They don’t have a website yet but they’re open 7 days and the menu looks a lot like the old BL one. You can call them at 497-6374 for eat-in, takeout, delivery or take’n’bake. So much to be grateful for! Please share your reviews with us. Bon appetit.