Uglesich's, which closed in 2005 when longtime owners Gail and Anthony Uglesich decided to retire, will pop up on Monday, May 4 for lunch in Chiba, a Japanese restaurant on Oak Street, Brett Anderson reports.
The prix fixe menu of fried green tomatoes topped with remoulade, a cup of shrimp-andouille gumbo, shrimp Uggie and barbecue oysters will be available for three lunch seatings for $85.
According to the family's Facebook page, however, the three seatings at 11am, noon, and 1pm are sold out, but the Uglesich family is taking names for the waiting list.
Anderson says of the former Central City culinary institution:
Uglesich's was first opened by Anthony's father Sam, a Croatian immigrant, in 1924. Local regulars and fans from across the country packed the tiny, lunch-only restaurant regularly, particularly in the weeks leading up to its closing a decade ago.