ROGERS PARK — The motorbikes and menu changes that have been underway at Towbar since the spring are shifting "back to basics," including welcoming back the cafe and former bar's original owners, they said.
In April, Chris Casas took over the 1500 W. Jarvis Ave. spot and began to decorate it with his and his wife's 1960s-era motorcycles, a fresh coat of paint and slight changes to the menu.
However, Sandra Carter, an original owner of Towbar, said despite Casa's "best efforts," it was decided Carter along with Debbie and Jamie Evans (who own Peckish Pig on Howard Street) would revert the eatery back to its humble beginnings and get "back at the helm" of ownership.
A few changes did stick in the shuffle, like the removal of alcohol from the cafe.
Carter said customers are welcome to bring their own booze, citing their proximity to Taste Food and Wine two doors to the west.
She said the restaurant is now focusing on more cafe items like soups, sandwiches, paninis, bagels and other baked goods, some baked by the Evanses at their Peckish Pig location. The full new menu is available online.
The shop also has new hours, she said, opening from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the weekends.
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