~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur

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2012/06/23 11:48:17 (permalink)

~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur

Aside from trying my hand at cooking lunch at "the lodge" ... one day a week, for precious few people, I've developed a huge respect for people who really do it up right.
I was eating a superb meal at a tremendous, one-of-a-kind restaurant yesterday and felt the owner would be worthy of a salute.
 
DEBORAH FLYNN owns THE EASTSIDE GRILL here in Northampton ... she took over the restaurant about 5 years ago and tweaked it, improved it, knew enough to leave it well enough alone, maintained quality, manages the kitchen, greets customers ... the whole works. 
 
My meal yesterday was a superb Cajun fish & chips with slaw off the 6-day-a-week bar menu ... I wouldn't have changed a molecule and it was everyday affordable.
 
I'm wondering if you have anyone to "nominate" who runs a ONE-OF-A-KIND place and gets everything right.
 
I'm guessing, from within our ranks, chewingthefat might qualify :)
 
 
 
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    lleechef
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    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur 2012/06/23 12:56:17 (permalink)
    I nominate Don and Margaret Varlamos, proprietors and chefs of Swiftwater Seafood Cafe in Whittier, AK.  The food is always superb, especially the halibut.  On the weekends they do a smoked prime rib that is killer.  No matter how busy they are, Margaret always makes time to come to the table to say hello.  If I only had time for one meal in AK, it would be there.
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    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur 2012/06/23 17:02:25 (permalink)
    wheregreggeats.com

    Aside from trying my hand at cooking lunch at "the lodge" ... one day a week, for precious few people, I've developed a huge respect for people who really do it up right.
    I was eating a superb meal at a tremendous, one-of-a-kind restaurant yesterday and felt the owner would be worthy of a salute.

    DEBORAH FLYNN owns THE EASTSIDE GRILL here in Northampton ... she took over the restaurant about 5 years ago and tweaked it, improved it, knew enough to leave it well enough alone, maintained quality, manages the kitchen, greets customers ... the whole works. 

    My meal yesterday was a superb Cajun fish & chips with slaw off the 6-day-a-week bar menu ... I wouldn't have changed a molecule and it was everyday affordable.

    I'm wondering if you have anyone to "nominate" who runs a ONE-OF-A-KIND place and gets everything right.

    I'm guessing, from within our ranks, chewingthefat might qualify :)




    Thank You!....I hope so, this biz is a tough row to hoe!

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    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur 2012/06/23 23:25:17 (permalink)
    Especially collecting all those coins from the pay-per-use toilets
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    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur 2012/06/24 07:00:00 (permalink)
    TJ strikes (out) again.
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    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur 2012/06/27 19:01:19 (permalink)
    lleechef

    I nominate Don and Margaret Varlamos, proprietors and chefs of Swiftwater Seafood Cafe in Whittier, AK.  The food is always superb, especially the halibut.  On the weekends they do a smoked prime rib that is killer.  No matter how busy they are, Margaret always makes time to come to the table to say hello.  If I only had time for one meal in AK, it would be there.

    Wow ... Coming from you, that is a major salute.
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    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur 2012/06/27 19:05:48 (permalink)
    I'll add RENNY & PENNY who own THE BRICKYARD in Daytona.
    They keep a sliver of a place busy serving superb bar food (especially the burgers and CC'd grilled wings).
    Again ... front of the house and a kitchen we can all see.
    Superb servers ...
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