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The Bun Hut re-opens under new management

ASHEBORO — The Bun Hut, formerly a Caribbean-style restaurant at 132 Sunset Ave., reopened Dec. 16 after being closed briefly. Now under new management, the menu has changed.


Elsa Gonzalez, who manages the wait staff, said the owner, Ray Mackey, is no longer able to continue as chef. Gonzalez’s husband, Oscar Gonzalez, is managing the restaurant.


With a Honduran head chef, the new menu features dishes native to Honduras, including enchiladas and empanadas. There are also hot and cold subs, burgers, pasta, chicken wings, wraps, salads, appetizers and a kids menu. A limited number of desserts are available. The new version of the restaurant continues to offer drinks from the upstairs bar. It’s hoped that more items, such as pizza, will eventually be added to the menu.


A couple from Star who had finished their meals gave the food high marks and said the dishes were beautifully prepared.


Elsa Gonzalez said business was good on the first day. Plans are to hold a grand opening at some point.


Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sundays, and  11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. The bar opens at 4 p.m. For more details, call 336-610-2311.