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~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Sat, 06/23/12 11:48 AM (permalink)
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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    • Joined: 3/22/2003
    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Sat, 06/23/12 12:56 PM (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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      chewingthefat

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      • Joined: 11/22/2007
      • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
      Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Sat, 06/23/12 5:02 PM (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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        TJ Jackson

        • Total Posts: 4482
        • Joined: 7/26/2003
        • Location: Cincinnati, OH
        Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Sat, 06/23/12 11:25 PM (permalink)
        Especially collecting all those coins from the pay-per-use toilets
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          • Joined: 7/1/2000
          • Location: Gahanna, OH
          Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Sun, 06/24/12 7:00 AM (permalink)
          TJ strikes (out) again.
           
          #5
            wheregreggeats.com

            Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Wed, 06/27/12 7:01 PM (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.
             
            #6
              wheregreggeats.com

              Re:~ "The Greggie Award" ... Best Restauranteur Wed, 06/27/12 7:05 PM (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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