Rockband at Bonbons!

Ok Rockband fans… It’s time to compete for prizes for the best 2-4 person band. Jam the night away with friends, or come find a new singer or drummer. Drink specials, and plenty of fun!

January 28th, from 6-8 is the official start, but show up at 5:30 to register, get into the spirit and start the fun.

We have songs from Rockband 1,2, and 3, as well as we have a Beatles Rockband for a later date if you guys rock it out.

More menu items, and an order kiosk at Bruz.

Now that our launch is over a week old, we are looking to expand the menu. Small plates (which are actually pretty big if you’ve had the pesto pasta) will probably get the first addition, and maybe the dessert category (we are a dessert bar after all) just to name a couple. Launching additional menu items is a not a trivial decision for us. We need it to be yummy first of all, then we need to try it out with staff, and then we need to be prepared to be able to make them day in and day out. We are gearing up to be sure we have the ingredients available and in stock, the last thing we want to do is to offer new awesomeness, then have to pull it because we can’t get an ingredient later. Nothing pains me more than to have to pull a customer favorite. This happened at the bakery when our supplier couldn’t get ricotta for us. Cannoli’s were out for nearly a month! Long story short, we’re looking to expand the menu!

One of the cool things about good business neighbors is that we get to collaborate on making our mutual customers happy. One item was delivering or allowing food from Bonbons to Bruz. So far people have taken the pasta, the crostini’s, pastries and the charcuterie trays have all gone over to Bruz to be enjoyed with a Belgian. We totally encourage it. To make this easier, the owners of Bruz and Bonbons are working at getting our iPad system over there, so all you would need to do is click a button, pay, and we come with the food. Easy! Coming soon. We piloted the app on our side, and now just need to build out the network and the iPad installed at Bruz. We’re working it for you guys! Beer and Bonbons…yum.


Charcuterie Trays

Hey, we have a quick picture of our sharable charcuterie platter. This is 3 cheeses, and 3 meats platter. Proscuitto, Soppresata,and pepperoni or Spanish Chorizo. English Cheddar, Manchego, Parmesan, Asiago, and Brie. Cranberries, fried capers, fig jam, olives and more. We have a snack (1 cheese, 1 meat) and a personal size (2 cheese, 2 meat) as well. Someone grabbed one and headed over to Bruz for a Belgian beer today. No problem!

What we’ve learned from the first two days

Hi Midtown! Well, we’re off and running. I’d like to jot down a couple of things we’ve learned from serving you so far.

  • YOU WANT HOT SAUCE! Yup, we hear you loud and clear. We’re going to start down finding the BEST sauce, but we will have some soon.
  • You REALLY wanted breakfast. The breakfast crepes, and egg croissandwich were flying out the door. Nailed it. We will probably introduce a brunch. While no one has said it, I think you’re thinking it. Coming..
  • Everyone has been so welcoming. We’re happy to be here probably as much as you’re happy to see us.
  • We posted “are you ready Midtown?”. Someone commented back “yes, but are you ready for us?”. We had a line out the door on open. We had a strong flow of hungry customers lining up. The barista was busy fulfilling drinks, and we kept our stride. One item we know about is that if someone order an egg croissantwich, and then a crepe, they won’t come out at the same time. Having food come out staggered is something we’re thinking about.
  • Names on orders. We figured that out in about 10 minutes and fixed it.
  • You loved our pastries. Throughout the day we saw little pink boxes go out in a steady stream. We saw the night pick up.
  • I don’t think we did a good enough job showcasing our other small plates. The Silli pasta is YUMMY. Try some. Seriously.
  • We have dine in desserts too! We have a smaller selection now, but will really expand it. Some of you got to sample the Big Mama, that we posted on Facebook. HEAVEN. Pastry with vanilla bean ice cream, covered in silky chocolate ganache, poured table side. It’s not on the menu, but we have some huge fans of it right now. As we expand, this category will be amped up.
  • Bottle wine prices. Yup. We’re adding that.
  • Wifi? Yep, we have it. The sign is coming. Just ask for the password.
  • We had one adventurous couple try almost one of everything on the drink menu. Thumbs up! Once they knew it was all locally source distilled spirits, they were in. One comment was the Olde Fashioned needed cooler (I agree!) ice cubes, preferably the sphere’s. Yep. On order. Amazon let us down on timing for the launch. BUT, at least I got a nod for the taste. After all, it has my name on it!
  • Where’s the rest of the menu? Coming. We wanted to start small and successful. We wanted good service, work out any kinks, and deliver quality food. Once we get our legs about us, we’ll expand the menu.
  • Lots of people commented they liked to see the owners here. Yep. That’s how the wife and I run things. We are HERE, engaged, and normally working some sort of shift or station. People are often surprised about that. Sadie will always be here, I actually work in IT as well, so I come in for cameo appearances, fix the equipment, and am the “official” taste tester.
  • It was cool meeting so many of you already. We love the Midtown vibe, after all, you’re our neighbors now! I’ve seen several people for breakfast and lunch, and then for nightcaps already. We’re honored to serve you. Thank you!

There will be more we learn. After all, it’s literally hour #18. Again, we love being here with you guys. I appreciate all of your warm welcomes, compliments, and words of advice, we’re listening!! Thank you Midtown.

Another limited open this weekend!

Hi Midtown. We will be having another limited open, this time for breakfast this Saturday and Sunday. We plan to have COFFEE, espresso, and a partial breakfast menu. Why? Because we are training staff. We want to get it right before we start serving on our launch. Sorry, no booze this go around. We will however be trying out our egg sandwich on a croissant, our sweet and savory breakfast pastries and our espresso maker is up and running!

I am super partial to the ham and swiss and I think I’ve been on a danish kick lately. Come check us out!

Limited Open

BonBons will be open for a limited open on Saturday, August 3rd for the summer concert series. We will be serving a limited open with focaccia grilled cheese and BonBons’s whiskey lemonade. When supplies run out, it’s done! Come meet the owners and the managers!