Nutty's at it's original location at 49th and Westport is no more. During the last couple of weeks, it has undergone a huge transformation and is now BB's. It's a big change.
Nutty's was an interesting place. For a long time, it was pretty much the anchor of the small shopping center there. Places like Sun & Fun, Balloons, Bears & Bouquets, and TCBY have come and gone, but Nutty's stayed the course. Nutty's always intrigued me, primarily because the place was physically kind of like a kid's tree house or fort that was continually upgraded and added onto. When the place first opened, it occupied only the corner of the building. I do not recall if there was a deck at that point. (It's been a long, long time.) I recall a pool table or two, but the real stand out feature was a shuffleboard game. And, of course, there were plenty of peanuts to enjoy with a cold beverage.
As the years rolled by, every once in a while, there would be an addition to the place. At it's peak, Nutty's featured a sunroom, a three-season screened-in porch, a deck, and a built-in bird sanctuary. They also featured frozen concoctions (boozie slurpies a/k/a brunch of choice in Las Vegas or New Orleans) and an impressive row of beer taps.
A few weeks ago, I met a friend for a beer at Nutty's while they were mid-transition. What a change! The entrance is on the east side of the building off the deck. Gone were the bird cages and cobbled together elements of the old location. It's now a much more unified sort of space, but with enough of the old to remind you of the building's past.
I must say, the menu looks pretty good, and I am looking forward to giving a few things a try.