Giant Octopus Art at Nanbu

Everyone in town is eagerly awaiting the launch of Nanbu, a noodle bar opening soon next to Andy’s gallery. Chef/Owner Nikhil Abuvala describes the restaurant as a “Southerner in Japanese.” Nanbu is a cool environment that features a 15-ft wide octopus created by Andy. This hip hang-out spot will be open later than most local restaurants. Menu items include Ramen Noodles, Noodle Bowls, Poke Bowls, Dumplings, and Broths. Personally, we can’t wait! Here’s a sneak peek of the octopus…

 Several fish (like this one) are tucked into the tentacles.

Several fish (like this one) are tucked into the tentacles.

 This tiny octopus is almost hidden. Look for him!

This tiny octopus is almost hidden. Look for him!

 Andy included a little watermelon slice simply because it’s his favorite fruit.

Andy included a little watermelon slice simply because it’s his favorite fruit.

 Andy assembling the octopus back in July.

Andy assembling the octopus back in July.

 The octopus is 188 inches wide and 77 inches tall.

The octopus is 188 inches wide and 77 inches tall.

 Steven T. Mangum took this great photo for VIE Magazine’s October issue. See  page 68 .

Steven T. Mangum took this great photo for VIE Magazine’s October issue. See page 68.

Lori Saczynski