A Few More Tasty Tidbits
There are a lot of little moves, changes and updates happening in the food world this week, so here are a few extras to look forward to.
First off, Country Girls Espresso (which has up until now been housed in the teeniest little building on East Sunshine Street) is moving to a new location. They’re sliding a bit farther east on Sunshine, to the standalone building in front of Sam’s Club at 3650 E. Sunshine St. You can start getting your Cuban sandwich fixes (seriously, the Cubans are incredible) at the new spot starting Friday. The old location is closing today.
At Bambino’s Cafe, the family-style pasta meals that have been take-out lifesavers for my family (they are seriously tasty and an incredible value) are now being served as a dine-in option on Sundays at the restaurant’s Battlefield location. You get a huge portion of a pasta dish and a salad big enough to share, along with lots of freshly baked bread.
Thai Express has some plans for the next three weeks that give a little back to the community, either through perks for their employees and discounts for customers, first responders and health care workers. This week, owner Patrick Nett is adding $1 to the tip jar for every order to boost the kickback to his hardworking employees. Next week, all customers get 25% off their purchase, including the super-popular (and ridiculously value-packed) family bundles. And finally, the week of November 30 will feature 50% meal discounts for first responders and health care workers.
And in Joplin news, The Bruncheonette—which has kept its dining room closed and has been only serving take-out during the pandemic—has announced that the dining room is back up and running. Masks are required when you’re not eating, and tables in the restaurant’s small dining room are spaced out for social distancing. You can still get The Bruncheonette’s creative, cleverly named and truly delish brunch goodies take-out if you prefer, but now the dining room is an option again, too.