Swing-In Pizza officially became Hank’s Pizza Mac on January 14 and updated the menu. Customers can still order pizza and stromboli sandwiches, including the popular original strom made with sausage, onions, mozzarella and pizza sauce, with a side of sweet pickles, and the barbecue strom.
General manager Nasya Armes said the ultimate pizza, another favorite, remains the same. However, the sizes of pizzas have changed. New sizes are small (for 1-2 people), medium (10-inch, 2-3 people) and large (14-inch, 3-5 people).
New on the menu are mac bowls, all of which have a base of mac and cheese. Specialty bowls include chicken bacon ranch; Throwback mac, with sliced hot dogs; Polynesian mac, with chicken, jalapenos and a drizzle of sweet Thai sauce; Southwest mac, with white cheddar cheese, pulled pork, pico de gallo, sour cream, and taco seasoning; and Memphis mac, with pulled pork, chicken or brisket added to red onion and barbecue sauce.
Tot bowls, each starting with crispy tater tots, include Kitchen Sink Tots, with nacho cheese, pulled pork, sour cream, bacon, jalapenos, and black olives; Blazin Buffalo Tots, with chicken, red onion, mozzarella, ranch drizzle, and buffalo sauce drizzle; and Loaded Tot Bowl, with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, and sour cream.
Hank’s Pizza Mac is open for lunch and dinner for dine-in, delivery, and takeout. Opening hours are 11am to 11pm daily.
Butch’s Grillacatessen and Eateria is back
Butch’s Grillacatessen and Eateria has reopened with a new menu at 120 E. Seventh St. Favorites including pizza by the slice and the Chicken Godfather Sub are still available, but the formerly six-page menu has been slightly compressed. Specialty pizzas, including Butch’s special with pepperoni, sausage, meatball, peppers and onions, are still available, as are calzones and Mexican pies, including a vegetarian Latina with poblano peppers, beans, mozzarella and avocado. Wings, both with and without bone; Gyros; Philly sandwiches; soups; hot subs; and deli sandwiches are available, along with burgers, wraps, and grilled chicken sandwiches.
In addition to menu changes, the opening hours have also changed. Butch’s is now open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm and Sunday from 11am to 9pm.
Chicken Salad Chic will open next month
Chicken Salad Chick, featuring 12 varieties of chicken salad made with shredded chicken, will open a Bloomington restaurant in the former Burgers, Wings & Things location at 115 Ind. in mid-February. 46 Bypass. Customers can choose chicken salad in buns or sandwiches, as well as allspice cheese, egg salad, and side dishes such as soups, pasta salad, and broccoli salad. Working hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Check back later for more information in future columns.
Italian wine dinner at Truffels
Truffles Restaurant, 1131 S. College Mall Road, is hosting a five-course Italian wine dinner on February 8. The reception starts at 6:30 PM. The cost is $95 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Call 812-330-1111 for reservations.
Dinner starts with grilled octopus served with pickled fennel, sauteed peppers topped with red wine vinaigrette and micro herbs, followed by crispy duck breast in marsala and wild mushroom sauce served with broccoli rabe with lemon and walnuts. The third dish consists of Italian rice balls filled with homemade Italian sausage and mozzarella, served with marinara of sun-dried tomatoes and a crisp of Parmesan cheese.
Rosemary and garlic marinated leg of lamb with Italian salsa verde and gorgonzola and pine nut polenta is next, followed by a dessert of Chianti poached pear with mascarpone mousse and raspberry bisscotti.