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Red Bean’s revival: Former owner bringing part of menu back for a day

Red Bean’s Bayou Grill’s breakfast will be revived for one day later this month.
Red Bean’s Bayou Grill’s breakfast will be revived for one day later this month. The Wichita Eagle

The once-popular Red Bean’s Bayou Grill has been closed for more than a year and a half.

But the man who ran the place – and who possesses all the Cajun recipes the restaurant’s fans loved – is still in business. Bill Rowe, who owned Red Beans from 2008 until he closed it in July 2014, also owns Blue Moon Caterers, and last week, he revived a few Red Bean’s recipes as pat of a Fat Tuesday party he threw.

Now, he’s preparing to bring back the restaurant’s breakfast – at least for one day.

“We had this really loyal fan base for Red Bean’s breakfast, and ever since I closed it, they say, ‘When are you going to do a breakfast thing?’” he said. “They’ve been after me for a year now.”

On Sunday, Feb. 28, Rowe is going to give the people what they want and will serve a Red Bean’s breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon. It’ll be at Villa Luna, his event center at 8406 W. Central, and will include St. Charles crepes, huevos rancheros, jalapeno cheese grits, cook-to-order omelets, beignets and more.

The price will be $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and under. That includes coffee or milk, and mimosas and Cajun bloody Marys will be available for an extra charge. If the event goes well, Rowe said, he might make it an annual event.

For more information, call 316-612-4694.

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