The banner outside says "coming soon," but the sidewalk sign says "now open."
Yes, Fresh Gourmet to Go is now officially open for business, and although the name implies a takeout joint, this is actually a cute cafe as well.
Located at 110 E. Roosevelt, in the building just west of Carly's, the restaurant debuted last Friday, and is currently serving a tasty-looking lunch menu of sandwiches, wraps, and salads ($6.75 - $8), including balsamic-glazed chicken on toasted whole wheat, roast beef and cheddar with horseradish mayo on nine-grain bread, and a chopped Southwest salad with turkey, roasted corn, red pepper, tomato, red onion, feta, jicama, tortilla strips, and chipotle dressing.
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Owner Eleanor Clements, who owns two other locations, says she'll start dinner service next Tuesday, offering salads and entrees ($7.50 - $16) like zinfandel-braised beef shortribs with pea and artichoke mash, chili-and-lime-glazed salmon with white bean salsa, and macadamia-crusted chicken with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus.
Clements will also be adding a dining room window along Roosevelt, and a patio.
Business hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Dinner hours will be 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Delivery and catering are also available. Call 602-265-8646 for details.