If you’ve been keeping an eye on the corner of Thomas & Allen in Uptown no doubt you’ve watched The Nodding Donkey rise from the rubble and wondered when those doors will swing wide to welcome the Uptown hordes. Wait no more — tonight’s the night. This evening, TND is hosting a soft-soft opening in the form of a Texas Rangers-watching party for friends and the neighborhood with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs on the patio. The Donkey will close on Wednesday (to regroup and recover we guess), then reopen (firmer than Tuesday but still soft) on Thursday at 3 pm. Friday they’ll again close, but reopen on Saturday & Sunday at 11 am. (Are you still with me?) Monday and Tuesday they’ll close again, but as of Wednesday the 20th the Donkey will open for good at 11 a.m.
Even though tonight’s menu is limited, the bar will be stocked and open. As for the future menu, expect Tex-Mex with a twist (smokey guacamole, jalapeno cornbread, tacos, enchiladas, and deep-fried PB&J) inside a sports bar atmosphere.