New bistro brews up great flavors

Erinn Williams

With great food, room to chill and impeccable service, the Blue Bean Bistro is the kind of place that students could get used to.

The Blue Bean Bistro opened up last Friday on South Main Street near Bliss Berry. It is a local business owned by Kas Burris, and it serves customers from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. from Monday through Saturday.

It has a relaxing vibe. This would be the perfect place to take a good book and escape for a while from the stresses of being a college student. There are comfy sofas to lounge on. It even has a drive-through for those days when you are in a hurry.

“The atmosphere here is very laid back. It’s a place where you can come to get a great meal without having to feel the pressure of wearing a button down shirt. The menu is what I would call haute cuisine made by extremely talented chefs,” Melissa Holbrook, barista, said.

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Their prompt service makes you feel very welcome.

The bistro has open mic nights on Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. with a soft closing at 10 p.m. and plans on having spoken-word night events as well.

The menu is still evolving but has breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. It has a variety of options that can tempt any customer’s taste buds including sandwiches, coffees, teas, smoothies and blackened salmon.

The sandwiches are covered with meat and are served warm which is perfect for those chilly fall nights. They are well seasoned and packed with flavor.

The Beast, a signature sandwich, features roast beef topped with blue cheese, lettuce and warm sautéed apples creating a sweet and savory masterpiece.

While many places are serving pumpkin themed drinks, the Blue Bean Bistro has a brown sugar and cinnamon latté that is a great contender for keeping customers warm.

The Blue Bean Bistro does a good job at providing quality food in a stress-free environment by having an efficient staff and gifted chefs.