Eyvind, Hunt delayed
Fans of chef and restaurateur Tony Brown will have to wait a little longer for his forthcoming restaurants.
Eyvind and Hunt are now slated to open sometime in spring.
Eyvind is named for the late painter Eyvind Earle. The decor will be contemporary, colorful and eclectic. The menu will be vegetable-forward. Drinks will be classic.
Hunt will specialize in elevated campfire fare and offer a lodge-like atmosphere with lots of metal and wood.
Both are slated to open in the Bickett Building at 225 W. Riverside Ave. – Eyvind on the first floor and Hunt in the basement. Construction remains underway in both spaces.
“We’re making some pretty serious headway but things change so quickly,” Brown said. “It’ll be good, though – when it opens!”
Meantime, Ruins – the eatery Brown opened in an old art deco diner in 2014 – remains popular on Monday nights for McRuins, when it offers its take on fast-food burgers, and Tuesday nights for Taco Tuesdays. Wednesday through Saturday, Ruins features ever-changing small plates and creative cocktails. (The current menu is Eastern European. Think: borscht, pierogi and more.) Sunday nights, Ruins offers what it calls The Last Supper, a four-course, vegetarian dinner for around $35.
Ruins is at 825 N. Monroe St.