The Daves currently are opening for lunch (Mon. - Sat.; closed Sunday) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., then shutting down until 5:00 p.m., when evening bar menu hours begin (lasting until around 8:00 p.m.) By early June, bNA will have shifted into fuller evening mode, and with a menu to match.
I had soup of the day (minestrone) and pasta of the day -- penne with mushrooms and veggies, a pesto-based sauce and Capriole goat cheese scattered over the top. My pal Graham opted for a turkey reuben with homemade slaw and lattice fries. We both enjoyed our meals, accompanying the food with Rogue Dead Guy Ale, BBC APA and NABC Electoral ... though not all at once.
Here are accounts from two other satisfied customers:
Bistro New Albany, by Ann Streckfus (from her Diggin' in the Dirt blog).
Historic Lunch Downtown, from Ted Fulmore's Our History in New Albany blog.
For an after-lunch constitutional, we took an orientation stroll of downtown, which served as an apt preview of last evening's "Preservation Conversation Forum: What’s Next for New Albany’s Older and Historic Neighborhoods" at Destinations Booksellers.
Visit the Historic New Albany website for a complete listing of Preservation Month 2006 activities.