Pilsen’s Casa Indigo Leaving 18th Street As Owners Open A Neighborhood Food Hall Nearby

PILSEN — Casa Indigo is closing this summer after nearly four years on 18th Street — but it’s staying local.

Owner and chef Mer Mansuria said he expects to close Casa Indigo, 1314 18th St., in the next few months, and he’ll open his next venture soon after at 2100 S. Morgan St. The new spot will be a “mini-Pilsen food hall” with several cuisine options, including Casa Indigo, Mansuria said.

Casa Indigo will have a station serving up Mexico City-inspired street food dishes. Another option will be a globally influenced restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch with the working name Indigo Mango. The third spot in the food hall will offer Mexican seafood, serving Nayarit-style food with a “beach shack style and vibe.”

The name for the food hall is still in the works, Mansuria said.

Mansuria said he’s moving off 18th Street to provide more options on

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South Pearl Street Farmers Market features food, music on Sundays

Spring and summer meals are all about enjoying seasonal fresh fruits and veggies.

Now that the weather’s warmer, you don’t have to go inside a grocery store to find those good eats.

The South Pearl Street Farmers Market is one of many that opened at the beginning of May.

“Newcomers can expect a completely full street, 160 vendors,” says Nicole Jarman with HobNob Events, which manages the market. “Really anything you’re looking for.”

Shopping at the market is a great way to support local farmers, who can face challenging conditions.

“Farming is not only physically tough, but oh my gosh, you’re dealing with rain or no rain, or too much rain or too much wind,” says Jarman.

In addition to meats, fruits and veggies, the market also features prepared foods, food trucks, and live music.

The market is located in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of South Pearl Street between

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