Bunk’s strange sandwich magic is powerful, I can’t get it out of my head. Rain is falling on lower SE Morrison but people are so serious about getting their fill of Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood’s massive meatball parmigiano heroes (“That’s a heart attack boat!!” my date hollered when he caught his first glimpse), tender roast beef with cheddar, carmelized onions and horsey sauce sandwiches, and pork belly reubens, they don’t walk away.
“That’s a heart attack boat!!” my date hollered when he caught his first glimpse of Bunk’s massive meatball parmigiano hero.
The sweet talkin’ woman at the front counter, aka Annie, will gladly add a side order of smoky sweet potato salad with bacon and egg or some of the city’s best red beans and green rice to your ticket, and hold on tight to your half-sour Picklopolis pickle–they have a way of sneaking off your brown paper-lined tray.
When the crispy Kettle chip crumbs have cleared and it’s over, savor as much of your hunk of coconut cake as you can, if your stomach hasn’t gasped surrender by now. Do ya crave a real Coke, the kind in the glass bottle, or maybe a green apple soda or Boylan Bottlework’s ginger ale? Bunk has it. Maybe your ticket to the moon is the Bunk-mosa, a house concoction of Miller High Life and OJ, poured right at the counter, you keep the bottle. Getting to the point, if you haven’t tried the Elvis yet–peanut butter, jelly, avocado and bacon–take the last train to Bunk ASAP.
*A free Picklopolis Pickle to the first person to correctly name all the Electric Light Orchestra songs embedded in this blurp. I don’t know why I did it.
Executive Chef: Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood
Pastry Chef: Cakes and cupcakes by Laurie Clinton, pie-holes by Pie Spot
Atmosphere: Crazy busy, NY-esque sandwich shop filled with amazing smells
Outdoor seating: Yes, sidewalk seating is available
Best Seat: At the bar, overlooking the kitchen
Noise Level: Boisterous, and that’s just the kitchen staff
Dress Code: Casual
Bring the Kids: Yes
Bathrooms: Straight to the back of the restaurant, left of the kitchen
Parking: Free and generally easy to find on side streets
Cocktails: Of the beer persuasion...try the bracing Bunkmosa—Miller High Life and OJ
Beer: Yes, Caldera and Miller High Life
Ideal Meal: Roast beef sandwich and potato salad and coconut cream cake
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Vegan Friendly: Not really
Good for the following occasions: Out With Friends, Dining Solo, Out to Lunch
Group/Private Party Details: Bunk can cater for groups and private parties with reasonable notice. Call for more info.
Take-Out: Yes, and if you have a large order (10+) call ahead