Birmingham’s The Bird and The Bread, 210 S. Old Woodward, owned by the Jonna Family of Restaurants, is converting the restaurant into a restyled version of its original Vinotecca Wine Bar in Royal Oak, which they opened in 2005 and has now been changed to the Jolly Pumpkin Royal Oak. While some specifics, such as menu items, are still being worked out, the restaurant group plans to complete the restaurant’s change to a more wine-bar focused establishment by early 2018. Until then, they are open, serving dinners and weekend brunch, but they have stopped lunch service. The ELM Room, a private party space in the rear, will remain as it was. “While The Bird and The Bread has been a wonderful experience, we are excited to refresh and breathe new life into Vinotecca after more than 12 successful years in Royal Oak,” says Kristin Jonna, owner of The Bird and The Bread. “We always envisioned it would be great for Birmingham and are thrilled to revitalize it here as we share our expertise and excitement of wine to educate and entertain our guests.” Jonna said the Birmingham location will modernize the original Vinotecca concept as it “celebrates the artistry of wine and food while adding music in a swanky intimate environment.” The new restaurant is planning to feature a wine bar, a small plates menu and global cuisine along with a live musical emphasis on jazz and blues.
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