Eatery coming to old Louis’ Lunch
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.
A new lunch place called Daily Green is moving into the former Louis’ Lunch building at 436 SE 2nd St.
Co-owner Adam Reinhard said the hope is to open in about five weeks.
He described it as a California-style quick and healthy eatery with a Southern flavor.
The menu will include vegan, vegetarian and meat selections, such as sandwiches in waffle cones, including a chicken pot pie in a cone and better-than-chicken salad, plus regular sandwiches. Other choices will include kale chips, green tomatoes, a juice bar and smoothies.
Reinhard is opening the restaurant with John Arana and kitchen manager/chef Eddie Cromer.
He said they have been working to renovate the building for some time.
“We all have other jobs,” he said.
Louis’ Lunch closed in 2010 after 82 years.
The owners of China Star and Asian Wok & Grill opened Asian Star recently for dine-in or carry out at 2120 SW 13th St., the spot last occupied in 2008 by Waffle House.
The menu includes a number of chicken dishes such as bourbon, orange, General Tso’s, sweet and sour, and spicy chicken, plus vegetarian and tofu entrees. Sides include fried or white rice, fried cheese wontons, egg rolls, spring rolls, lo mein, steamed vegetables, green beans, corn and fried bananas.
Diners can order online and see the menu at www.asianstartogo.com.
Co-owner Hiro Leung said he hopes to reopen Yume Ume Japanese Kitchen in a month.
The restaurant at 3117 SW 34th St. closed in April. Leung said that the closure is temporary and that he can’t disclose more information about the situation.
Leung and partner Kim Song closed Rolls ‘n Bowls after seven years in September 2012 and opened Yume Ume in the same location the following month. They also own Dragonfly restaurants in Gainesville and Orlando.
Anthony Clark is the Gainesville Sun business editor.