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Cafe Plan B, the midtown outpost of Plan B Restaurant located at Watt and Fair Oaks, soft opened this week for lunch only, said owner Lionel Lucas in an interview today.

The initial plan is to do two weeks of lunch only service, and if things go as planned, dinner service will be added on March 3. But Lucas stressed that he's willing to take his time to ramp up his restaurant to ensure a pleasant experience for his customers even if it takes a year.

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The restaurant already has a full liquor license. While they won't have a mixologist on staff, the 60 seat establishment will be able to pair a meal with a good drink.

The menu consists of five main courses, which are permanent. During the soft menu, Cafe Plan B is only serving a condensed version of what their menu will eventually become, eventually adding more large salads and soups. The new restaurant is also using an innovative iPad ordering system.

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Plan B restaurant's first incarnation was as a neighborhood favorite in the Pocket before it moved to Arden.

Cowtown Eats was the first to report the opening of the restaurant back in April 2013.

Photos are courtesy of Cafe Plan B.

Cafe Plan B is located at 1226 20th Street, and can be found online at CafePlanB.com. It fills the spot formerly occupied by Capitol Dawg.

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