If you’ve been lamenting the loss of Avenue B since the Shadyside restaurant closed in March, prepare yourself for some really good news: Chef/owner Chris Bonfili has just announced plans to open a new restaurant on the South Side.
Bonfire Food & Drink will open in mid-to-late fall, and will feature a casual menu with a “craft beer-focused bar,” according to a release.
The two-story restaurant concept will feature a restaurant with a wood-fired oven and chef’s bar on the first level, with a menu that will include hearty, elevated comfort food dishes like Crispy Brussels Sprouts with smoked grapes, hazelnuts and brown butter aioli, Mac & Cheese made with Boursin, smoked onion and mushrooms, and a Cheesesteak Flatbread with roasted lamb shoulder, peppers and onions, and a five-year cheddar.
On the second floor of the restaurant, you’ll find a wine and craft cocktail bar with a small lounge area, and a separate menu that features seasonal, modern American cuisine, reminiscent of the menu at Avenue B.
Bonfire Food & Drink will be located at 2100 East Carson Street, in the former location of Mullen’s on Carson. Current plans for the restaurant include the first floor opening mid-fall, with the second floor opening later in the season. Bonfire Food & Drink will be open for lunch, dinner, brunch, and late-night.
In addition to Bonfire Food & Drink, Bonfili also owns and operates B Gourmet in Sewickley.