The Jonna Family of Restaurants will convert its Birmingham restaurant, The Bird and The Bread, into a restyled version of its original Vinotecca wine bar that was formerly located in downtown Royal Oak. The space was recently converted to Royal Oak Jolly Pumpkin Brewery.
The renovation of The Bird and The Bread is expected to be completed by early 2018. The restaurant and adjoining banquet room will remain open throughout the process for dinner and weekend brunch. The restaurant, which opened in 2014, no longer serves lunch.
“While The Bird and The Bread has been a wonderful experience, we are excited to refresh and breathe new life into Vinotecca after more than 12 successful years in Royal Oak,” says Kristin Jonna, owner of The Bird and The Bread. “We always envisioned it would be great for Birmingham and are thrilled to revitalize it here as we share our expertise and excitement of wine.”
The Birmingham location will modernize the original Vinotecca concept, celebrating the artistry of wine, food, and music in an intimate atmosphere. The new restaurant will feature a wine bar, a small plates menu, along with featuring jazz and blues music. The Elm Room, which offers event banquet space, will continue to host concerts, comedy shows, and musical events.
The restaurant group is planning to submit construction plans to the city of Birmingham in the coming weeks.
During the conversion, The Bird and The Bread will serve dinner from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch will also be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all scheduled events will run as planned.
The Bird and the Bread is located at 210 S. Old Woodward Ave. in downtown Birmingham. The Jonna Family of Restaurants also operates Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor.