Fresh after confirmation that Oswaldo Bibiano's uspcale Mexican restaurant Mextiza intends to close on July 31, it looks like there's already a new restaurant being planned for 2103 N. Killingsworth St.
Faith and Aaron Dionne—onetime pastry chef and sous chef, respectively, at Higgins restaurant—have applied for a liquor license with the OLCC this week to open a restaurant called New American. They hope to open in September.
Faith Dionne plans to also build out a retail space for her line of candy bars, Bees and Beans, and provide desserts for the restaurant.
New American is expected to be a mix-n-match, "complete and ready" meal concept—so take-out or dine-in eaters would choose a main protein, a side, a sauce and a salad. (Sample menu below.) Both individual and family-size full-meal options would be available; the wine, beer and cocktails would be similarly scalable, served both by the glass and by the bottle, pitcher or carafe.
Their sample menu is below, or click here for a larger version: