On the Menu: Riviera Maya to open Dec. 1; soup sale now at Hive, Lennie's

Riviera Maya Bar and Grill will open its Bloomington restaurant on Dec. 1.
Riviera Maya Bar and Grill will open its Bloomington restaurant on Dec. 1.

After delays, Riviera Maya will be opening on Dec. 1 at 116 S. Franklin Road. The Mexican restaurant's co-owner Mark Johnson said the restaurant will have its own unique menu even though there are other Riviera Maya locations in Anderson, Fishers and Lafayette. The restaurant was first expected to open in May but delays in permits and construction caused the delay.

For the Bloomington restaurant's menu, there's a complete page dedicated to the steak options and seafood will be featured as well. The burrito gigante will be served on a turkey platter — it's that big.

Some of the favorites, mentioned in a previous column, include street tacos and a seafood chipotle dish that includes grilled shrimp, scallops and pineapple marinated in a chipotle sauce.

The restaurant will seat about 300 people and have a patio out front near the entrance to the bar, which will include Riviera Maya's own tequila.

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The interior of Riviera Maya's Bloomington restaurant includes tiles, stones and more imported from Mexico.
The interior of Riviera Maya's Bloomington restaurant includes tiles, stones and more imported from Mexico.

Peach Cobbler Factory also opening soon

After weeks of delays, it looks like Peach Cobbler Factory will open at 115 N. College Ave. later this month. The exact date isn't known yet but there are plans for a grand opening. The dessert-centered restaurant will have 12 flavors of cobbler, vanilla bean ice cream, cookies, banana pudding and other sweet treats.

Looking for soup? Try Hive and Lennie's

When the weather turns chilly outside, it's time for chili and soup at Hive and Lennie's.

Soups now available at Hive include chicken velvet, black bean and Lennie's voodoo chili.
Soups now available at Hive include chicken velvet, black bean and Lennie's voodoo chili.

Hive's winter soup sale began Nov. 29 and includes 1-quart containers of chicken velvet or black bean soup for $8 each or Lennie's voodoo chili, which is gluten-free, for $10 each. The sale will continue through March 19.

Hive, at 2608 E. 10th St., is open for dine-in or grab-and-go 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For more or to order online, go to www.hivebloomington.com.

Lennie's, at 514 E. Kirkwood Ave. is offering voodoo chili for $10 a quart and its soup of the day for $8 a quart. To find out what the soup of the day is, ask your server or call 812-323-2112.

Contact Carol Kugler at ckugler@heraldt.com, 812-331-4359 or @ckugler on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on The Herald-Times: Riviera Maya Mexican restaurant opens Dec. 1; Hive, Lennie's soup sale