Stay Hungry: dining room closures, chicken pizza crust, more in Evansville food news – Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Check out this weekly feature to keep up to date on the latest. 

These are the Evansville area restaurants that have closed dining rooms and returned to take-out only within the last week due to high numbers of local positive COVID-19 tests: Turoni’s Pizza and Brewery (all locations), Kanpai, The Donut Bank, The Highland Inn, Domo Sushi Bar and Ramen House and MaT888 China Bistro. More may have been added since this writing. Restaurant hours, services and requirements for entry may fluctuate suddenly, and we suggest calling or checking the Facebook page before making a trip to eat out.

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Azzip Pizza is now trialing a zero-carb pizza crust at the East Side restaurant. The new crust is made with chicken, olive oil, salt and spices, contains 41 grams of protein, and is perfect for those following a Paleo, Keto or other low-carb or high protein diet. The crust is offered only in an 8-inch “little zip” size.

Azzip Pizza East – 2121 N. Green River Road  Phone: 812-901-0490 facebook.com/AzzipPizzaEast/

Azzip Pizza is trialing a zero-carb pizza crust made out of chicken at the East Side Restaurant at 2121 N. Green River Road.

A Chicken Salad Chick restaurant is scheduled to open in The Promenade development off Burkhardt Road. Chicken Salad Chick specializes in a dozen varieties of chicken salad such as Lauryn’s Lemon Basil, Jalepeño Holly and Fruity Fran. Customers may also enjoy pimento cheese, egg salad, macaroni and cheese and deli sides including grape salad and broccoli salad. Green salads and soups are also available. No opening date has been specified. Another Chicken Salad Chick restaurant is slated to open in Owensboro’s Gateway Commons this fall.

Los Alfaro’s Restaurant now has a patio for outdoor dining. Enjoy one of the restaurant’s virgin piña coladas in a pineapple shell, a famous foot-long taco, a Salvadoran dish such as cheesy pupusas or fried yuca, or one of many other Latin specialties with origins from Mexico to Peru.

Los Alfaro’s Restaurant 1021 S. Weinbach Ave. Phone: 812-550-1186 facebook.com/LosAlfarosRestaurant/

Parlor Doughnuts has closed their original downtown shop to concentrate on opening the new space across Main Street in the Bitterman Building. A fall opening there is planned. In the meantime, enjoy your Parlor Doughnuts and Proper coffee on the East Side.

Parlor Doughnuts East – 301 N. Green River Road  Phone: 812-303-4754 facebook.com/parlordoughnutseast/

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