When restaurateur Jimmy Poole (The Alley) and chef Robert Berry (formerly of Indaco) announced they were partnering to renovate the old Zappo's Pizza space, they didn't budge on many details. Many guessed tacos, and today Post and Courier confirms those suspicions that 708 King St. will be Mexican restaurant Pancito & Lefty.
The name comes from a Willie Nelson and Merle Hagard's classic "Pancho & Lefty," but the food won't be an Americanized version of Mexican fare. Berry tells reporter Hanna Raskin, "He can’t stand 'people putting anything they can find in America on a tortilla.'"
So how can Pancito & Lefty compete against newcomers Garcia's Tortilla House, Apartment A, and Minero? Berry thinks their location on Upper Upper King will be a benefit, along with an extensive tequila and mezcal list, as well as trying to keep the prices low.
Plan on sipping a cocktail at Pancito & Lefty by late summer.