The Flying Noodle
“Italian pasta house with a warm, casual, and fun atmosphere,” according to the partners. Renovations are underway to create a new 14-seat bar area near the space’s Front Street window area, with plans to offer a full bar with a wine list, house cocktails, and selection of beers. A lounge area, mix of booth and table seating, and an open kitchen concept will round out the interior. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, with likely hours of 11am-10pm Tuesday-Saturday.
The “approachable” menu will feature a regular selection of house-made fresh pastas and sauces – think spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, and elbow noodles with a choice of marinara, Alfredo, and pesto sauces – along with a rotation of seasonal specialty pastas, sandwiches and salads, cheesy focaccia bread, and a signature brick chicken dish. Entrée prices are expected to be in the $10-$14 range. (Courtesy the Traverse City Ticker.)