First, there was the rumor. Then it was confirmed. Then an orange awning went up on the facade of the former Radio Cafe. Now, finally, after months of anticipation, Rachel Fontenot and Neil Clark are opening the doors to Mad Donna's. Starting Thursday, March 6, Mad Donna's will ease into business with a soft opening in the downstairs dining room only. The renovated upstairs, which used to be an apartment, will eventually open as a space for live music, karaoke and other events.
Chef Joyce Maloney is launching a menu that includes butternut squash ravioli, Thai grilled salmon, a stuffed burger, a steak under $15, sweet potato enchiladas, nachos, Thai wings, hummus, and shrimp and grits.
Located at 1313 Woodland St., at the corner of 14th (226-1617), Mad Donna's will open for dinner at 4 p.m. nightly and will close at 3 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 a.m. Monday and Sunday.
As always, if you get there before us, please report back on Bites.