Rebekah Hardin and chef Paul Novicky at Nu Cuisine and Lounge, at the corner of Markham and Cumberland streets, have plans to open for lunchtime service starting "on or around" Feb. 1, they tell the Times. So far, the restaurant is open only for dinner Tuesday though Saturday.
Exactly what will be on the lunch menu is still up in the air, though Hardin said the plan for now is to offer casual dining and menu items in the lounge for those seeking a quick lunch, with more formal cuisine served in the dining room. "The lounge will have something more of an express, business-type lunch [as opposed to] the more prepared dishes in the dining room," Hardin said.
Going in at the old Mexico Chiquito location in Lakewood Village is a Saddle Creek Wood-Fired Grill, according to a spokeswoman at the Ashley Co., which leases the shopping center space.