Mary Tutwiler

New Bistro on the Block

by Mary Tutwiler

The popular little eatery on Brook street, Bonnie Bell’s Bistro, has made the leap to downtown, opening its doors Wednesday at lunchtime. Located in the old T’Coon’s on Jefferson St., owners Bonnie and Paul Gibson managed a total makeover in record time. Gone are the wooden booths, funky signs and fish tank, Bonnie Bell’s has warm red walls and a quiet ambience, or at least it did on day one. Their menu: lots of soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches translated from the Saints Streets location to downtown. Chef Paul is doing yummy things with smoked duck, like a duck and white bean bisque, there’s crepes stuffed with slow roasted pork and poblano peppers, seared scallops tossed with gnocchi and for dessert a Bananas Foster bread pudding. Open weekdays for lunch, Tues.-Sat. for dinner, call 234-6776 for more info. Welcome to the neighborhood, Bonnie Bell, the Ind loves to eat lunch.