Dining With Denise Neil

A Tanya update: Weekend dinners & social media

Work is speeding along on Tanya Tandoc’s soon-to-be-revived Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, which she says will likely open at the end of the month or early April at 1725 E. Douglas.

On Saturday while we were judging meatloaf, her husband Wayne popped in looking exhausted from hours of sawing and hammering and other husband-as-contractor jobs. He was too exhausted even to eat MEATLOAF! Can you imagine?

In the weeks since she announced her opening, Tanya’s had a chance to ruminate on her plans and has decided to stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, when she’ll offer her regular menu plus a few off-the-menu specials that are bowl-friendly comfort foods. Think stew and mac-and-cheese.

The hours Tanya and her brother Warren have settled on are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

If you want to keep up with the progress, you can follow the restaurant’s new Facebook page or follow its new Twitter account.