Over the past few months, BODO-ians have been courted by a slew of late-night dining love songs. First, 8th Street Bistro announced it would be occupying the space formerly known as Chef Lou's, and it would be serving a variety of burgers, bar apps and south of the border specialties super late. As in open-'til-4 a.m.-stuff-your-drunken-face-with-fish-tacos late. But after dangling the proverbial greasy French fry in front of inebriated after-hours revelers, it was promptly yanked away. Owners Gaby and Mike McGuinness recently changed the name of the space to Casa del Sol to highlight the unchanged menu's focus on Mexican-American cuisine and also changed the restaurant's hours. The charming wine-and-beer-only cantina space--which is on the BW Card--is now open Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with breakfast Friday-Sunday starting at 8 a.m. On Friday and Saturday, the space closes at 11 p.m., and on Sunday, it closes at 2:30 p.m. It's closed on Monday. When summertime business picks up, Gaby hopes to once again keep the doors open until 4 a.m., stuffing bellies with $2 street-style tacos. Casa del Sol, 409 S. Eighth St., 208-287-3660.
Right around the corner, Liquid's aptly named offshoot Solid (also on the BW Card), has finally made good on the 4 a.m. grub promise. The joint now serves up an array of eggy options--eggs benedict, steak and eggs, angry chicken omelet, huevos rancheros--from midnight to 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. But if you'd rather get your snack on while chain smoking and pounding PBR 40s next door at Liquid, you now have the option of ordering from a limited "Liquid Lunch" menu. The menu features classic bar gut-bombs like hot wings, nachos, sliders, fingersteaks and Frito pie, along with a few dunky items like spinach artichoke dip and a French dip sandwich.
If you're a Sixth and Main-er sick of wolfing down chili dogs after a night on the town, there's even more exciting late-night BW Card dining news. On Monday, March 8, Flatbread Community Oven opened a new location in the former Zutto's space. Owner Rob Lumsden confirmed that the joint will keep its doors open until 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and offer a late-night, full-bar happy hour from 9 p.m. until close seven days a week.