Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pepe's Bistro

Pepe's (6220 Havelock Avenue; 11-8 Tues.-Sat., Closed Sun. & Mon.) is a place that I was very excited to check out since the first time I heard about it in the Journal Star. It took me a while to make it there, but now that I've eaten there three times, I can say it is one of my favorite places in Lincoln.

The restaurant features mexican vegetarian fare, an idea that at first seems odd when considering the majority of mexican restaurants in Lincoln. The menu is small and ever changing, utilizing fresh local produce as much as possible (its helpful that there is a farmer market just around the corner for much of the year).

My buddy Aaron and I headed there last Thursday and were not disappointed. Aaron had Spinach Enchiladas, and I had a Sweet Potato Quesadilla. We both had Cucumber Lemonade and some chips and salsa. All of it very good, and noticeably lighter and healthier than typical mexican.

Spinach Enchiladas and a Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Pepe, himself, seems to be a cyclist as the restaurant features some cool bicycle related decor and promotions. The first Tuesday of every month is Bicycle Commuter Appreciation Day featuring free breakfast from 7 am - 9 am. Also, every Saturday is Barter Day, where Pepe accepts bike parts, bikes, and business services in exchange for food.

Check this place out and support a local restaurateur and cyclist.


The Feather Files said...

I think the cucumber lemonade sounds very intriguing!

What did you get the other 2 times you went?

millhouse said...

Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas the first time and Black Bean Tacos the second.

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