Opening The Restaurant
The restaurant came about when another friend asked me to put a bid in to start preparing meals for the Summit County Jail. After being awarded the bid for the jail we fed the inmates 3 meals a day for 10 years. Shortly after friends and townfolks were asking us to open for lunch. We started out in a little house doing just soup and sandwiches and a few baked goods with only 3 tables for sitting. Nine months later our little rental house caught fire and burned one evening. I had to feed the inmates breakfast the next morning so I called the woman who owned the house we have converted to the restaurant and told her I would pay her asking price if she would let me move in that night so that I could feed the inmates breakfast.
The rest is history now after 30 years we are still serving lunch and seasonal dinner to travelers and the amazing supportive folk of our little town. Our lunch menu ranges from the daily hot special, homemade soup 1/3 lb. burgers on a homemade bun, salads, wraps, deli sandwiches and a few made from scratch baked goods. If you want one of our pies or fancy cakes you will need to pre order but with a little notice we are happy to do them anytime.
Through the years the little restaurant has helped raise our 3 amazing children and many teenagers. I have the opportunity to spend each day with people that are not my employees but incredible friends. At one time or another most of my extended family has worked with me. I have an incredible supportive husband that dStoesn’t love the restaurant business but is always there to help. Anytime he walks in the door there is always groceries to be put away, dishes to do, or something that needs to be repaired.
For over 30 years we have tried to provide our community with quality home cooked food. We work hard each day but more important we laugh hard and are a strong shoulder for each other at all times.