The Broad Street Diner, Mally's Bagels and Grits, The Country Club - the list of restaurants that have occupied the corner of 11th and Broad Street is lengthy.
Mike Guthrie figures he's got the winning formula, though, in an American restaurant and bar simply called the 1102 Bar & Grill.
The restaurant, which he describes as a mix of Ruby Tuesday, T.G.I. Friday's and Applebee's, opened Monday across from Metro A Coffeehouse.
Mr. Guthrie, who was once the general manager of Modjeska Ultra Lounge, is co-owner and the president of the new venture. The menu features steaks, chicken, pasta, burgers and steak sandwiches, spring rolls and Korean style ribs. Entrees such as chicken parmesan and grilled salmon are $9.99, hamburgers and Cuban sandwiches are $5.99, and a grilled chicken caesar salad is $7.99. Appetizers include quesadillas and nachos grande for $6.99.
The biggest change to the 4,000-square-foot space, which will accommodate 129, is the addition of a raised bar, which will serve as a smoking section. There also is a separate late-night menu, outdoor seating and a few surprises, like a new black vodka from England, Blavod.
A lounge area up front can be used as a waiting area during dinner, Mr. Guthrie said.
Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight or possibly 2 a.m. Sunday. Call 364-4075 and 364-4076.
Reach Patrick Verel at (706) 823-3332 or email@example.com.