Magpie Café plans to expand after a successful three years at its Perkins Road Overpass area location.
A possible downtown location may be announced soon, said James Jacobs, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Lina.
The restaurant focuses on gourmet coffee and small breakfast and lunch items made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. However, what started as a few specials here and there has grown into expanded business hours with a few everyday dinner items like the made-to-order street bowls, paninis, and even pizza by the slice on Fridays. On weekends, Magpie also offers brunch items.
With these new options, diners have clamored even more for Magpie to fully open for dinner.
“Although we’re not made for that, we thought it would be great to put aside one evening every month and make a five-course meal,” Jacobs said.
The inaugural, limited-seat Supper Social is set for Thursday, Sept. 10, and the event sold out a week ago. Its menu includes locally harvested fish and shrimp, house-made herb ricotta tortellini and whiskeyed short cakes and Louisiana peaches.
After the popularity of the September supper, the Jacobs are planning another Supper Social for Thursday, Oct. 22. The locally sourced menu will be a little tough, Jacobs said.
“We do know it will be a little between seasons, but we’ll manage,” he said.