CROWN POINT — Work continues in the downtown square on a new upscale casual restaurant that is Latin American in concept.

Provecho is scheduled to open in November at the former site of Tequila Restaurante, 110 S. Main St.

Chef/owner Chris Pappas has been overseeing major renovations occurring at the space that include a new entranceway, an open kitchen, wood-fire grill and roll-up glass windows.

Pappas recently hired Nick Papamihalakis as his general manager, who said Crown Point “is primed for something like this.”

“There are not a lot of options around here for this kind of cuisine and for this kind of experience,’ he said.

Planned entrees include pozole, costillas, salmon, paella, chile relleno, tacos and more.

In addition to its Latin cuisine, including tableside guacamole, the restaurant will serve kegged cocktails and is also collaborating with Crown Brewing on two beers featuring a Provecho label that uses flavors and ingredients from the menu and will rotate as the menu changes.

Outdoor dining will be set up on the south side of the building in Parry Court. The roll-up glass windows facing the patio will bring in more light and add to the open concept, Pappas said.

Plans call for the patio to include features such as a fire pit and shade sails.

Pappas is also looking to see if it is feasible to have beehives on the roof. If not, plans call to work with a local farm to have its own honey source. The restaurant also plans to partner with local farms for its ingredients.

Written By: Rob Earnshaw

September 14th, 2017