At long last, Analog Coffee owners Danny Hanlon and Tim Hayden, plus former Il Corvo alum Jake Vorono, have opened B-Side. The trio have been running Weekends at B-Side since May, giving folks a glimpse into their breakfast and lunch haven at 421 East Thomas Street.
But after a gentle, summerlong roll out, B-Side is officially, straight up, hot diggity damn open.
In a long-quiet space—that once housed Resto and Thomas Street Bistro—Hanlon, Hayden, and Vorono nerd out on their wide-ranging menu. Just around the corner from Analog, the new counter service spot promises grab-and-go items, like sandwiches and savory grain bowls, and, in all, a small but varied menu of seasonal and locally sourced food stuffs that are “healthy without harping on about it,” as Vorono put it back in May.
Mornings can mean digging into a B-Side staple, the egg muffin sandwich, something that went through some serious R & D. Get one with country ham or roasted cremini mushroom, plus folds of fluffy, crepe-like eggs, and cheese. Request spicy or not spicy, and expect that all will benefit from a welcomed crunch of something pickled. There's also smoked trout fish toast with fennel, pickled shallot on Jewish rye bread, a veggie toast, and sweet toast, which comes in many iterations atop Columbia City pain de campagne. Fritatta and a rice bowl with a smattering of fermented and roasted vegetables topped with an egg round out the menu.
As for drinks: Grab everything from an Analog Coffee cold brew to a michelada to a grapefruit cardamom mimosa. Imbibe on the B-Side patio in these final, fleeting days of summer. (I will be.)
Hours will be Friday through Monday, from 7am to 2pm and weekends from 8am to 2pm.