Eat and drink at Il Ponte

FOOD HEALTHWATCH  TBThe east side Le Monde Cafe at 3101 N. Rock Road didn’t last very long, but it already has a similar replacement.

Il Ponte opened in the space on Friday, and yesterday, the manager sent me the menu to peruse. It’s full of Le Monde-esque fare, including gyros, fattouch salad, pastas, sandwiches, hummus and kebabs.  There’s also a Sunday buffet.

The restaurant also will offer specials for fans of adult beverages, including half-price bottles of wine on Mondays and Wednesday, $3 margaritas, strawberry daiquiris and pina coladas on Tuesdays, and $4 specialty drinks on Thursdays.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 316-425-5269 for more information.