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The Pomegranate Set to Open Mid-July at Artisans Alley

The Pomegranate Set to Open Mid-July at Artisans Alley

Nancy Fitch, former chef at Rosario’s Café y Cantina and owner of The Peach restaurant in Boerne, says she’s excited, but a little scared, too, about the debut of her new restaurant this summer.

The Pomegranate is taking shape in roughly the space formerly occupied by Apple Annie’s Tea Room at Artisans Alley, 555 W. Bitters Road. Apple Annie’s has moved to 2177 N.W. Military Hwy.

The name denotes a “pretty, healthful fruit,” says Fitch.The menu at The Pomegranate is fresh, affordable and contemporary and reflects Fitch’s personal taste. “I have put all the things I’d eat on one menu,” she says.

Fitch (right) was at the space in Artisans Alley recently, meeting with her decorator and picking colors. The walls were stripped back to the studs, but the kitchen area and dining room spaces were taking shape. The restaurant is across the hallway from where the Apple Annie’s dining room used to be.

Fitch says there will be a punched tin ceiling in one of the three dining rooms, while another will be small, with a high ceiling and view out to the patio. The restaurant will be able to seat more than 120 people.

At the beginning, The Pomegranate will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. From 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  It will have desserts, coffee and tea. The lunch menu will have three soups and 10 salads, she says, including a Niçoise salad with grilled tuna, and a contemporary take on the popular Cobb salad. There will be homemade bread and “lots and lots” of desserts,” Fitch promises.

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