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Ruins ends Sunday night vegetarian dinners

Ruins has done away with its Sunday night vegetarian dinners and Taco Tuesdays.

Called the Last Supper, the four-course vegetarian offering started at the end of October and lasted until early February. The vegetarian dinners took the place of Sunday ramen nights at Ruins.

On Instagram and Facebook, Ruins posted: “We gave it our all, but with an average turnout of 15 people (most of which were not vegetarian) it doesn’t really make sense! Stay tuned for a cool new thing happening Sunday nights starting next week.”

That “cool new thing” is street food.

The new Sunday street food nights will feature menu items like papusas, bao buns and currywurst – along with ramen because, chef and owner Tony Brown said, “people seem to want the ramen back.”

Sunday nights will work like its popular Monday McRuins nights, during which guests order at the counter. There are drink specials, too.

Ruins will be offering its ever-changing dinner menu of small plates Tuesdays through Saturdays now, so that means no more Taco Tuesdays. But, don’t freak out. Tacos could appear on the new street food menu on Sunday nights, Brown said.

Brown opened Ruins in an old art deco diner on North Monroe Street in 2014. It’s since become known for its creative cocktails and ever-changing menu of small plates, which often with carry themes such as Eastern European, French, British and Thai foods. It has room for 38.

Ruins is at 825 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 443-5606. On Facebook: