I drive by the former BL Bistro location a lot. It's in my neighborhood. So I have watched it transform a few times. It was once  BL Bistro - 2203 S Austin. Then after a split they closed and it changed to The Gem. They closed down as well. Back in April I saw that it leased.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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I asked on Facebook if anyone knew who leased it. I didn't get any helpful answers. The one hopeful was from my friend, Don, who said he was sworn to secrecy. Knowing him that was probably the truth. It didn't help me, though.

Who is Moving Into the Wolflin Location?

I finally got my answer the other day as I was driving by again. Well sort of an answer. Here is who is moving in.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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So Who Are They?

I scoped out their Facebook page. That is how we find out things now, right? Here is what I know about them.

Amarillo's finest Italian restaurant, featuring a celebrity chef Alfio Longo. Grill Italia will bring New York style steaks and modern Italian cuisine for every day working class prices. Check us out on our Grand Opening, which will be announced soon!

A celebrity chef? What does that mean? According to his website HERE he has worked for  high caliber celebrities. That intrigued me. I would love to know who some of these celebrities are that is for sure.

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So back to the restaurant. They are in the hiring process so hopefully that means they may be opening up soon. Or so I thought. A surprise announcement Wednesday on their Facebook page:

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credit: Grille Italia FB
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There is no menu listed yet on their Facebook page. They said they will be releasing their menu and website soon.

I'm looking forward to trying this new place that moved into my neighborhood. It will be one I look forward to trying that is for sure.

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