ROBIN BOOKER/BRANDON SUN
Paul and Susan Spiropoulos stand together at Olivier’s Bistro Catering and BBQ at Princess Park on Thursday.
Nothing says summer than the smell of a barbecue. And nothing says summer in downtown Brandon like the smell of Olivier’s Bistro Catering and BBQ at Princess Park at noon during the week.
Olivier’s owners chef Paul Spiropoulos and his wife Susan are into their fourth year running their mouth-watering barbecue, just behind the Olivier’s Bistro Catering building at 220 Eighth St. in Princess Park.
The couple is known for their menu — not the typical barbecue fair.
"We make everything fresh," Spiropoulos said. "What we have new on this menu is gyros and now you can get pork or chicken. We have homemade burgers and another Angus-mix burger, jumbo hotdogs and Italian sausage."
The barbecue is dependent on the weather, but if it’s a nice day the Spiropouloses will be out there Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m.
Prices on the menu range from $4.50 to $6 and the purchase of drinks and potato chips are also available. Also check out Olivier’s Bistro Catering and BBQ at Wednesdays by the Fountain, in Princess Park, where they will set up for lunch and stay open for the dinner crowd Wednesday evening.
For more information about Olivier’s Bistro Catering and BBQ, call 727-3333 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonu Mauritian Food Restaurant
Sonu Mauritian Food is the newest restaurant to open in the Wheat City, just opening its doors to the public yesterday.
Nooresh and Ranvha Hurrydass opened the first Mauritian food restaurant in Brandon, located in the Knights Inn at 150 Fifth St.
The restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving all three meals of the day and will include a regular menu, plus a lunch and dinner buffets. You’ll find delicious traditional Mauritian dishes on the menu including curry, fried bread and many chicken, fish and lamb dishes.
For more information, call Sonu Mauritian Food at 730-0529.
Crane Enterprises Ltd. is once again venturing into the role of landlord with one of its newest projects — "The Cornerstone," a strip-mall type building, located at the corner of 18th Street and Rosser Avenue, in which they are constructing and leasing out spaces.
Crane’s Steel’s Jarod Crane said it was a shared idea between Paul, Jarod and PJ Crane that they decided to do something with that lot, which had long been an eyesore at the entrance of downtown Brandon.
"It took somebody with a vision and once we had that we thought let’s get that property and do something," Crane said. "I think it could definitely be the gateway to downtown."
The building will have room for five to six tenants, with each having about 1,500 square feet each. The building is expected to be completed by early fall.
For more information on leasing a space, call Jarod Crane at 204-761-0651.
M&M Meat Shops
M&M Meat Shops will be one of the first tenants of the new Cornerstone at the corner of 18th Street and Rosser Avenue.
Eric Dickson, Brandon’s M&M franchisee, said the move from the current location at 1300 18th St. will give the food retail store more space and a bit of a makeover.
"We will definitely have more freezer room and we are just coming up on a new look for (M&M Meats), so it’s good timing," Dickson said. "We’ve already added 30 new barbecue items for this season and there will be new menu boards, the store layout will give the customers more space."
Dickson said he expects the Brandon M&M to be in its new location and open by mid-October.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 23, 2012