A new restaurant called Green Gourmet has set up shop inside the Dunbar School Project at 325 West 2nd St.
Emily Connally, who is handling marketing for the restaurant, says the restaurant is starting off small, but the plan is to eventually use it to train teenagers how to eat and cook healthier, while giving them experience in the field of culinary arts.
For now, they’ve brought Anthony Johnson — who once worked at the high-end eatery Anthony’s in the Catalinas — on board, and he’s cooking up some mean grub. Big salads, burgers, French dips and all sorts of other sandwiches are available, and prices average out around $5. Johnson also makes fresh soups and features a different daily special most days.
There has long been a push to try to establish a charter school inside the Dunbar School Project, and Connally say a long-term goal for Green Gourmet is to provide healthy lunches for that school once it emerges. For the time being most of their business comes from the barber school they share the building with.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.