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The Beestro specializes in lunch to-go. This tiny spot started life as a lunch delivery service in October 2011. Enterprising chef Greg Menke and his partner Devon Gilchrist saw a need. A year later... Read More
The Beestro specializes in lunch to-go. This tiny spot started life as a lunch delivery service in October 2011. Enterprising chef Greg Menke and his partner Devon Gilchrist saw a need. A year later they opened a charming hole-in-the-wall on Marcy Street. Delivery is gone but the original formula remains. Food's prepared in a commissary kitchen nearby then biked to the café. Yes, biked. Chef Greg is a fan of sustainability. He also uses local produce whenever possible and is committed to saving bees, hence the restaurant's name which is a clever play on words. Patrons can take out or eat in either at an outdoor table or upstairs in their new chic dining room (which morphs into a crêperie five nights a week). The lunch menu is simple; panini, soups, and salads. They also offer simple breakfasts: burritos and French pastry as well as artisan-roasted coffee throughout the day.
- Lunch: "Have dinner at The Beestro's crepe restaurant upstairs from the café. The small, well-executed menu will impress. Try one of the daily soups. Chef Greg is a master of flavors. There are unusual and delicious appetizer, crepe, salad and panini choices. Save room for a dessert crepe."
- Best for Lunch Because: The Beestro consistently serves one of the best lunches in town. Their commitment to fresh local and sustainable food takes them over the top.