5.22.2013

The Beestro - Downtown Take Out!


T H E  B E E S T R O - TAKE OUT WITH PIZZAZZ

Photography by C. Whitney-Ward

Chef Greg Menke is smart, brilliant in the kitchen and a passionate melittologist. For those of us unfamiliar with the term, Greg lives and breathes honeybees  - hence the name of his delicious  takeout eatery on Marcy Street - next to the Design Warehouse. 
 "Bees effect everything," intones Menke, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of honeybees, and through words and actions works towards reversing the bee population decline. But back to the BEESTRO.  Except for a few brightly colored chrome stools out front and a painterly window touting Hot Soups...
what you'll find 'inside' is a glass case filled with chef-made sandwiches and salads, colorful chalkboards touting the day's menu - it changes each day - and a smiling staff that will fill your order and even whip up an amazing panini if your hankering for something hot besides The Beestro's hearty soups.





Yes, there's honey for sale...a vintage bee carrier nestled on the counter...



and a bright yellow hive in one corner - no bees have moved in yet!



But the star of the show is the food...




 Each container brims with fresh salad fixing's and a perfect dressing to add the final taste touch...



This is the just-made Reuben. Quite wonderful...



If you're walking by, just step inside and place your order. But, if you'd like to drive and pick-up your order curbside, just call/text  your order and when you arrive (there's parking out front and at the side of the building) your lunch order will be brought to your car. They also deliver.  Pretty nifty.
T H E   B E E S T R O 
101 W. Marcy Street
 next to Design Warehouse
505-629.8786
HOURS: M - F  10AM - 3PM
 TELL THEM CHASING SENT YOU!

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