“We’re BAACK!” owners Peter Schumacher and Bill Higgins announced in an email to customers and on Facebook. “
Come check out Bungalow 2.0. The tables are set. The wine glasses are more than half full. The olives are ready to take
the martini plunge. And the new menu? Don’t even get us started. Your new/old Bungalow 44 is now open. We’ve missed you. Get in here…and yes, we still (and always will) serve Kickin’ Fried Chicken…”
Before embarking on the remodel, Schumacher said of the restaurant that opened at 44 East Blithedale Avenue in 2003: “After 15 years, it’s just like you would do for your house – and our restaurant is a home away from home for many people in downtown Mill Valley – we’re going to make it a little bit cleaner, brighter and a little bit sexier.”
New chef Gabe Charpentier, most recently the chef de cuisine at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, will be leading the kitchen on a menu that will be “hyper-seasonal and vegetable-focused,” including “lighter and more imaginative offerings,” without losing some of the old favorites like Kickin’ Fried Chicken, Hamachi Poppers and burgers. Here’s the Summer 2018 menu.