New Openings – 229 “A Unique Late Night Option”

Published July 3, 2014 at 2:14 am


229 is a late-night-eats-joint that recently opened in Port Credit in the summer of 2014. 

Executive chef Christian Kerkmann, who is a Mississauga boy himself, is the man at the forefront of this unique menu concept — one he felt inclined to create to “solve late night hunger problems.” 

“It will be a cool little place where everyone can have fun and share,” he says.  

“[The menu will include] tacos, Central American food, really nice tapas and will be open until 3 am so people can come and eat too, like other chefs and people that are hungry late at night. I wanted to have that option, since there isn’t one in Mississauga. I thought I could cover that market. I’ll be making fresh tacos that you can get in Mexico, fresh tortillas from scratch, and pupusas which are from El Salvador” says Kerkmann. 

Kerkmann is of Honduran and German descent and makes it a tradition when dining with friends to “always order something different and all share, even if it’s just a bite each, and for me it’s the best thing in the world.” 

Unique For:
Central American street food made in-house and from scratch and tall boys (the drinks, not the actual boys). 

Food and Drink Concept:
Kerkmann is a big fan of smoking meat and a huge fan of bacon, so you will see a lot of that on the menu, along with really cool things such as sliders, a variety of tacos, three kinds of pupusas, tuna ceviche and a new menu feature every few weeks. As for the drinks, 229 has a fully stocked double fridge of tall boys and craft beer and will also offer a specialty cocktail menu that will include bitters, citrus, infused syrups and meringues. 

Tapas defined:
Tapas are snacks, canapés or finger foods that originated in Spain. Different regions produce different dishes. 

Pupusa defined:
A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish comprised of a thick, handmade corn tortilla that is usually stuffed with either cheese, cooked pork ground to a paste or refried beans. 

Seats: 35

Pollo Taco (Chicken)

Res Asado Taco (Grilled Flank Steak) & Mexican Chorizo Taco

Tuna Ceviche Tostadas

Mexican Chorizo Pupusas

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