Bridges Cafe will open Monday, Oct. 22, in the former location of Molly P at 85 White Bridge Rd. (phone: 353-5707). Ever since Martha Stamps turned off the lights on her lunch spot earlier this year, pharmacist Tom Zazzi has been looking for a restaurant tenant to fill the space that adjoins his Belle Meade Drugs. Finally, Zazzi and his wife Brenda have decided to take matters into their own entrepreneurial hands, and they've hired Sherry Drake and Deborah Alford to man the kitchen and dining room, respectively.
Bridges Cafe will offer table service and will serve breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m., with a menu of quiche, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and biscuits. Lunch will be available until 2 p.m., with a selection of salads and sandwiches, including a Reuben, a French Dip, chicken salad and, of course, pimiento cheese. ("You gotta do that," Zazzi says.) From 2 to 5 p.m., Bridges will offer a takeout menu of soups, salads and casseroles. And Zazzi promises an array of homemade desserts including several sugar-free options. "Being a pharmacist, I know that diabetics can have a hard time finding homemade desserts that they can eat," he says.