Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-run café, has opened this semester as Bistro To Go for curbside pickup. Local chef Jordan Coffey, formerly of American Harvest and of the upcoming Luminary Kitchen & Provisions, is serving as the executive guest chef instructor for this fall’s student-led restaurant.

The menu includes items such as smoked chicken tortilla soup, roasted pear salad, grilled and chilled shrimp tacos, short rib melt, chicken pot pie and apple bread pudding. In addition, weekly chef specials will be available, featuring possible dishes for Coffey’s new restaurant. The menu and more information are available at

Hours of operation will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Sept. 17-Nov. 19 (except for Nov. 3). The community is invited to enjoy takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffees prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students.

Lunch orders may be placed online at or by calling 217-786-2821 and must be paid for by credit or debit card when ordering. Reserved parking spots for curbside pickup are available on the east side of the Workforce Careers Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus.