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[Update] Downtown openings: Karma, Heroes and Downtown Bistro

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UPDATE: Since I posted this last Friday, the folks at Heroes sent over their menu. Figured some of you might want to look it over. It’s a “working menu,” so it could change.

Also. Heather checked out the new Heroes and wrote about it on her personal blog.

I’m also getting some details on another new downtown grub spot — Ballpark Cafe and will post those ASAP.

ORIGINAL POST, 2/18: It’s turned into “opening” weekend in Fresno. Of course, there’s the Club Rome opening. But two anticipated downtown spots are now fully up and running too. I told you about them last monthKarma Restaurant and Lounge (the old 2039) and Heroes Sports Lounge (the once Hero’s, then Austin’s).

Karma has been serving lunch for a while, but just this week it got its liquor license approved and will now be open at night for dinner as well as DJs, dancing, etc. Karma is open until midnight Sunday-Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It opens at 11 a.m. for lunch, has a happy hour starting at 3 p.m. and serves dinner starting at 5 p.m.

For this first weekend, owner Morgan Doizaki says he’ll have a DJ and the dancefloor open but won’t be operating as a “nightclub” yet.

Heroes — they’ve seemingly corrected the Hero’s/Heroes thing, so commenters will be happy — is now open as well. You’ll remember that Club One Casino owner Kyle Kirkland heads the new ownership group and is looking to do the downtown sports bar vibe correctly. It’s pretty typical sports bar fare from what I’ve heard — pizza, sliders, etc. So far it’s getting pleasant reviews on Twitter.

On yet another downtown eats note: Downtown Bistro is now open in the old Newsroom Cafe space. Anybody tried it out?

PREVIOUSLY: New life for downtown spots Hero’s and 2039

Responses to "[Update] Downtown openings: Karma, Heroes and Downtown Bistro"

Conlan says:

Good job on the Heroes name.

Bryan Harley says:

I’ve been to Downtown Bistro twice now and I really dig the hot pastrami sandwich. Good stuff and reasonably priced.

Kristi says:

Downtown Bistro is great – tried the Hot Pastrami and the lunch special (which that day was tri-tip sandwich). Both were very good and like the option on a cold day to pair with a cup of soup or chili. I wish them great success!

Feisty says:

I ate at Heroes last night with a few of my teammates and we are looking at making that the NOtown Roller Derby party spot now. For one there is no bad seat in the house-a must during football season for me, even though I am a Charger fan and half the time I end up wishing I weren’t surrounded in high def as Heroes is these days. Another excellent feature is the menu. When I am training (like right now) they have options like the ahi burger, with a seared ahi steak and baby spinach (which was succulent), or for a good celebration feast I can chow down on traditional bar fare like their pizza or potato wedges like my friends enjoyed. The service was excellent even though the servers were obviously new, the bar appeared lavishly stocked, and a bonus- my favorite local brew, Tioga Sequoia is carried there. I just wish they had the Peak Pilsner on tap:( The best part? We showed up at 10:45pm, and they are open until midnight on weeknights. Fresno downtown is starting to actually resemble a downtown! Way to make a comeback Heroes!