Workers at the federal building, Kadlec Regional Medical Center and others in central Richland have a new sandwich option when it comes to their lunch break.
Officials with the city of Richland announced the opening of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches in the new commercial development at 534 Swift Boulevard across from city hall.
Another fast food franchise, Taco Time, is expected to open in the same development as is full-service restaurant and lounge Dupus Boomer’s.
The Jimmy John’s chain is known for its sandwich offerings ranging from clubs, subs and slims. It also offers catering. Hours are Monday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The sandwich shop first arrived in the Tri-Cities in 2014 with an outlet on Clearwater Avenue near HAPO Community Credit Union. It also has a location on Kennewick Avenue near Highway 395.
New Mexican restaurant
Tomatillo Authentic Mexican Flavors is coming soon to west of Columbia Center mall in Kennewick.
Their sign has gone up at 1360 N. Louisiana St. in the shopping area north of the Carmike 12 Cinemas.
Facebook shows images of margarita ice cream and chocolate tamales to whet our appetite.
Wine o’Clock hiring
A popular eatery at Prosser’s Vintner’s Village is looking to add to its staff, both to help share cooking duties but also day-to-day management.
Wine o’Clock, owned and operated by Bunnell Family Cellar, is looking for someone who can supervise the bistro’s kitchen and help plan menus, which change weekly.
The bistro’s menu features entrees such as seared wild caught blue marlin, aged Black Angus skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, as well as specialty pizzas such as the Chef’s “French Onion” or a pesto pizza with eggplant, portabella mushroom and pine nuts.
“We’re not big enough for everyone not to cook but the menu changes every single week so there’s a lot of development,” said Susan Bunnell.
The bistro has been absent a permanent head chef for about two years now. Another staff member took on those duties when a chef left but with the demands of the job and that staff member’s desire to go back on the line, Bunnell said it was time to look for some help.