There's a new restaurant in town that's getting a lot of attention lately, Anju Above. For us locals, it's where The Loft was, above Station 220. I have not had the pleasure of going, so I asked my lovely sister-in-law who went on their opening weekend, to give you a taste of what to expect when dining there.
We recently enjoyed one of those rare things (at least to us parents) called a date night. We chose to go to the opening night of Bloomington-Normal's newest farm to fork restaurant Anju Above. It is the newest place by Epiphany Farms group, its concept is Asian fusion and Neapolitan pizza with open kitchens.
The menu consisted of sushi, pot stickers, steamed buns, Korean chicken wings, all kinds of pizza and more. The best part was sampling all of it with the special opening night menu. Chef Mustard's rustic pizza were amazing. Handmade dough and fresh toppings that he cooks in a 900 degree oven. The highlight of the Asian fusion menu was the pot stickers and chicken wings. We also had two desserts that they presented to us in a Chinese takeout box, silken tofu doughnuts and seedy berry cookie. While both were good, I know if I am going to splurge I want some chocolate!
Also, make sure you try a drink off their exceptional craft beer selection (my husband was very excited about that) and artisanal cocktail list. The service was excellent and very attentive. With the upscale casual vibe, good food and drink this restaurant is a must go to on your date night! - Beth Mercier
For more info on Anju Above, visit their website, www.anjuabove.com
Melissa Ash - mom of 2 energetic boys, wife, and business woman. Just trying to "do it all".