They posted the news on their Facebook page Saturday, but today, Blind Pig Bistro is making the announcement official: They plan to convert the Eastlake Teriyaki space next door into a casual weekday lunch and dinner sibling that will offer soups, salads, and sandwiches that are geared for takeout.
By way of press release, the new venture will be called Blind Pig at Eastlake Teriyaki and will be run by Blind Pig co-owner and general manager Rene Gutierrez, who along with chef-owner Charles Walpole, will keep the gritty Eastlake Teriyaki sign as a tribute to the longstanding neighborhood restaurant.
The space will seat about 20 people and will be open Mon-Fri, 11 am to 9 pm. While the menu at this new place will be more casual, fans of Blind Pig Bistro still have "local ingredients colored with global techniques" to look forward to.
The hope is to have the new place open in about a month.
· Blind Pig Bistro [Facebook]