Dusty Buns Bistro is at the corner of Echo and Weldon avenues, across from Fresno High and in the same row of shops as P*DE*Q. It’ll be open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, serving the same fresh, local and seasonal food that draws big lines to its food truck.
This doesn’t mean the bistro bus will stop truckin’. Dusty Buns is still doing the food truck thing — just for the lunch crowd. It’s keeping its usual afternoon stops on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and changing its Thursday night Wishow Row stop to a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch stop.
So basically, you’ll find Dusty Buns out on the streets for lunch Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then in the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. those same days. The entire schedule is here.
The Bee’s Bethany Clough explains why all this is great news for Dusty Buns fans:
The restaurant will allow them to boost business on the truck. Until now, all the food prep for the truck’s four regular stops was done on the truck.
“It just keeps growing,” he said. “We can’t do anymore in this bus.”
Now they’ll have a kitchen with workers preparing food who can restock the truck, allowing it to serve more people. The change also led the couple to hire another employee. They’re considering hiring another person, bringing the total to five, including the Stewarts.
You should go read Bethany’s most recent column for other local restaurant morsels — such as a new Hunan location as well as closures for Harlem Wing & Waffle and Water 2 Wine.
[photo: Dusty Buns' Facebook page]