After expanding to regular dinner hours, Cress is serving up their globally inspired cuisine for lunch. Cress is now opening its doors from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Even with a reduced menu, the flavors abound. North African lentil stew, chicken and andouille gumbo, wagyu cheeseburger, gnocchi and tikka masala curry join a local catch of the day along with vegetarian options. To make reservations and see the complete menu, visit their website at http://www.cressrestaurant.com.
Another lunch favorite is getting a new, larger location. Chicas Cuban Café is relocating from its home on Howry Ave across from the DeLand Fire Department. Their new spot at the Artisan Downtown, located at 215 W Woodland Blvd, will more than double the number of tables they can seat. Chicas will be expanding their dinner hours and serving a more upscale dinner menu. With the new location, Chicas will be closed on Mondays. For updates on their move and changing menu, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/chicascubancafe/posts/.
If you haven't dined in Downtown DeLand for lunch in a while, now you have an excuse!