BROKEN BOW–The Broken Bow city square is a hub for community members who want to attend events, shop, do businesses, or enjoy some local food. Although the square has seen fewer people in the past few weeks due to COVID-19 directed health measures, area restaurants are still open and available to serve the public.
At opposite ends of the square both the Bonfire Grill & Pub and Broken Bow Legends Neighborhood Grill have altered their day-to-day operations due to the inability to welcome guests in the dining rooms, but have added carryout, curbside, and even delivery from the Bonfire.
Arrow Hotel Manager Hannah Wolf and Bonfire Manager Abby Mattox said lots of things are changing but the restaurant is still serving its daily lunch features (Monday-Friday), dinner features such as prime rib (Friday and Saturday), and will be continuing a new burger special each week.
The Bonfire Grill & Pub, which opened in 2005, will also be adding a monthly theme night with a rotating list of featured meals.
“Every third Thursday of each month we’re doing an Italian night! We’ll have three dishes that are changed up periodically throughout this whole time that we’re doing it and we hope to continue this for months and months, even years hopefully,” Wolf said.
Wolf and Mattox told KCNI/KBBN that the regular menu is available Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Starting April 22 Bonfire will also be rolling out free kids meals with purchase of an entree (conditions apply, contact Bonfire for more details). Delivery, curbside, and carryout are all available.
“I’ve been here 11 years and this is so new but it’s fun. I’ve gotten to see some streets I don’t think I’ve ever been on in Broken Bow. It’s been interesting and fun,” Mattox said.
Wolf said she looks forward to serving the public as normal when this is over and added that the Bonfire is hiring line cooks and servers as they look to the future. Wolf is working on a new website that will include weekly specials, events, bakery items, features, and more.
Call 308-872-6662 to place an order. Bonfire will also be open on Mothers Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“That’s what we’re going to keep continuing to do, adapting as the governor or whoever keeps adding things or subtracting things, we’re trying to adapt with everything so that we can serve the community what they need,” Mattox said.
Moving to the opposite side of the city square, Legends Neighborhood Grill has been open for business for a little over three years.
Owner/Manager Keely Butler said everyone is trying to adjust to the “new normal” but is seeing the positives in the time of the coronavirus.
“The whole shut-your-doors-down-no-dining-in has definitely changed the game I think for almost everybody, not just Legends, not just restaurants. Life in general is kind of unsure for everybody,” Butler said.
Legends is still serving its customers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. every day of the week except Tuesdays.
Curbside pickup and carryout are available, as well as contact-less pickup with the ability to pay over the phone.
Butler said the menu will be condensed a little bit but the public should be on the lookout for some new family-style meal deals. Call 308-767-2066 to order.
Both the staff at Bonfire and Legends echoed that the April 3 Cruise Night was amazing and appreciate all of the community support.
“[We] thank the community for its support! Every to-go order helps us keep out doors open,” Butler said.
This is a continuing series of stories and KCNI/KBBN hopes to highlight as many local eating establishments as possible in the coming weeks.