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Bar Vegan, the upcoming restaurant from the team behind vegan burger restaurant Slutty Vegan, will open on the second floor of Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall on Sunday, February 28, according to a press release Tuesday.
From Slutty Vegan’s CEO and Founder Pinky Cole, the full-service restaurant and bar will be open for nightly dinner, lunch at the bar, and Sunday brunch — kicking off with a grand opening celebration from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday will give customers the chance to try never-before-tasted bites from Cole, plus cocktails and more.
Bar Vegan is billing itself as a “bar theatre.” The restaurant will offer “exotic” visual presentations of food and drink. Guests can expect “really good” vegan bar food — think salads, egg rolls, cauliflower wings, cheesesteaks, sweet potato tots and more.
With a heavy focus on the beverage program, Bar Vegan will offer beer, wine, and “experience cocktails” that are made tableside. The Foreign Fruit Punch will be served in an “Active Smokey Volcano,” and other cocktails may come in a fire extinguisher, gas can, ferris wheel, or bank safe, complete with musical sound bites. The beverage team will also serve “adapted” versions of classic cocktails, like margaritas, cosmopolitans, old fashioneds, lemon drop martinis and more, and utilize organic, fresh-squeezed juices. A “Shaken Not Slurred” mocktail menu will also be available.
“Today’s culture is exploring the truth, and the truth that we’re walking into is that, as a community, we are beginning to eat healthier and focus more on the things we put into our bodies,” Cole said in the release. “Bar Vegan’s aim is to create an enjoyable experience for those who want to eat well and enjoy a bit of fun and flair, while still maintaining the vegan lifestyle.”