Savanna Maue: Another local restaurant opens in Topeka

Savanna Maue is the Food & Fun reporter for The Topeka Capital-Journal. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal)

I get excited each week I get to announce a new restaurant coming to Topeka. It’s simple, but news that our readers are very interested in.

 

This week, you may have noticed, we were able to share that Bluebird Diner opened in North Topeka at 2134 N. Kansas Ave. Three Topekans, Janelle Cripps, Tonya Vila and Benjamin Kirby are restoring a historic diner, (previously known as Bill’s Diner) and want to keep things as localized as possible.

Kirby is a chef, Vila a baker, and Cripps a graphic designer/social media guru. Before the diner had officially opened Friday, they had more than 700 likes on their Facebook page.

The Bluebird name was chosen as a nod to Cripps’ grandparents, her great grandparents and father, who all loved bird watching. To her, she said, the bluebird is a sign of happiness.

The diner plans to expand its menu as it grows. A grand opening is planned in October after they repaint and finish renovations. Soon, Bill’s classic red roof will be gone and replaced with a bright blue to match the logo and booths inside.

Their hours are currently 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours the first Friday of the month. For information about Bluebird Diner, visit its Facebook Page.

 

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