Chili King, 602 S. Park St. (608-422-5666), has taken over the space that was briefly Angkor Wat, and before that, Inka Heritage. The menu has an “American style” section, with such familiar dishes as kung pao chicken and pad Thai. The rest of the menu is divided into sections called “famous sauteed,” “dried pot” and “boiled/casserole.” There’s frog, intestine, kidney and pig’s feet in addition to beef and chicken, but there’s also a dish called “Big Bowl of Cauliflower.”
Monona Bakery and Eatery, 4544 Monona Dr. (608-720-1133), is now operating in the former El Bolillo. Baked goods are available as well as full breakfasts and sandwiches for lunch. Honduran specials include boleadas, Honduran tamales and pupusas.
Casetta Kitchen and Counter, 222 W. Washington Ave. (608-467-8108) is a new sandwich spot in the former Bluephies-downtown. It’s conceived of as an “Italian-American deli,” serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it also has a large beer, wine and cocktail menu (it’s open until 7 pm Monday-Wednesday and until 11 pm Thursday and Friday).
Athens Gyros, 5440 Willow Rd., Westport (608-220-3340), has built a heated, greenhouse-like shelter for dining next to its temporary food truck. And its brick-and-mortar-restaurant, to be called Athens Grill, now has windows and a roof.