Say hello to chef Lance Barto, the culinary force behind Central Bistro and Bar opening this spring at 1691 Central Street in LoHi. Barto has teamed with with Isiah Salazar to open Central, slated to open this June. Barto, a former exec chef of Strings, says his menu will fill a void he sees in the LoHi community. "There seems to be a lack of restaurants that serve American Fare and focus on the neighborhood," Barto said in a press release. "We felt there was a niche for a space that focused on the re-imagination of classic American Fare, the kind of restaurant where everyone feels welcome.” If you're dying to get a taste, Barto is preparing a private dinner through Hush Concepts this March.
Lance Barto [Photo: Claire Cocurullo]