One of the stars of the Portland, OR cheap eats scene, Bunk Sandwiches, is taking over the Max space at 740 Driggs Ave in Williamsburg. Max's OpenTable and Seamless accounts are down, and nobody's picking up the phone. An employee at the Tribeca location says the restaurant is just taking a vacation. But Bedford + Bowery reports that the sandwich shop will open in October or November.
Bunk is the brainchild of Lupa veteran Tommy Habetz and restaurateur Nick Wood. The duo currently operates five locations around Portland, plus a food truck and a ballpark outpost. The restaurant serves a mix of classic and quirky sandwiches made with top notch ingredients. Options include a pork belly Cubano, a pickled beet sandwich with goat cheese, and an albacore tuna melt, plus sides like carne asada fries and apple cabbage slaw. Former Milk Bar chef de cuisine Jake Adams will run the kitchen. The restaurant will offer counter-service, and the team got initial approval for a beer and wine license earlier this week.