Archive for Thursday, December 10, 2009

Two restaurants hope to open in January

December 10, 2009

Two eateries are set to open early 2010 in Eudora.

The first, Cutter’s Smokehouse, isn’t new to Eudora.

It had been open at 726 Main St. for about seven years but closed in May after rent for the space was increased. Cutter’s Owner Dan Strimple said the barbecue eatery would move into half of the 6,000-square-foot space at 218 W. 20th St. and hoped to have the restaurant open the second week of January.

With 1,000 more square feet of space, the new location will feature a stage and a banquet room. There also will be room for new cooking appliances, which means a few new additions to the menu. There also will be room in the kitchen for a dishwashing machine, so gone are the plastic forks and Styrofoam plates.

With two new churches just to the west, Cutter’s also might have a buffet on Sundays. Smoking will not be allowed and wine and liquor will be available.

But with all of the changes, Strimple said the things most people loved about Cutter’s will remain unchanged.

“We’ll do everything we had and then some,” he said.

The other restaurant, called Black Cat Bistro, will be in the space formerly occupied by Cutter’s.

Owner and operator Jim Morey said he would be serving diner-style comfort foods and would be serving only breakfast for the first three days.

After that, breakfast and lunch would be served and he hoped to begin serving dinner in early spring.

Morey, who has been a chef at the Lawrence Holidome and Adam’s Alumni Center at Kansas University, has been working to renovate the interior of the space and hoped to have it open by

Jan. 1.

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