Friday, November 22, 2013

New bistro now open uptown

Tanner's Bistro & Lounge is now open in the former Kalu spot at 6th and Caldwell streets uptown. Paul Manley of Damian Dining, which launched the place, said he's pleased they could hire Eric Litaker as executive chef for this, a "New American bistro with Asian accents." Diners might remember Litaker from his work at the defunct Providence Cafe.

Dinner and late-night dining are offered now, with a lineup ranging from dumplings, burgers and sandwiches, to entrees such as pork tenderloin wrapped in pork belly and roasted, with charred okra and forbidden rice, and sorghum-glazed salmon with pickled vegetables and crisp house rice cake. Entrees run about $16 to $34. Look for lunch in the new year. (Photo from the website.)

505 E. 6th St.; 980-237-3134;