Archive for November, 2008

Anticipation- Sunday Meals

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Update April 10, 2009 – Please see Diner Hours for the most up to date schedule. 

Sunday meals are our way of keeping in step with our mission to treat our guests as though they happened to show up at the house around dinner time and we are inviting them to join us because we appreciate the company and the conversation.  Our regular menu items won’t be available on Sundays as patrons will have a choice between two family style meals for breakfast and lunch.  The breakfast entrée will be accompanied by a complimentary side dish, choice of toast and moonbits (diced potatoes), if appropriate, and choice of beverage. The lunch entrée will be accompanied by a complimentary side dish, choice of soup or salad, bread, dessert and choice of beverage.  We will accommodate our guests’ appetites and wallets by offering a full plate or half plate priced accordingly.  A month of Sundays will be published on our website and available at the diner so that people will know what to expect before traveling. Patrons can mark their calendars when we serve their favorite comfort foods and make a point of visiting us that Sunday!  We have also had numerous recipes offered to us so we may feature “Linda’s Meatloaf” or “Frank’s Lasagna” and share even more great food with you.  We look forward to the upcoming Sundays and will post and advertise when we will begin to offer this family style specialty!

Progress… It’s all we ask for.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

We’ve been so rapped up in construction that we forgot to let you know about it!  The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of activity.  It may seem as though not much has changed at the diner, but once you step inside you can really see it coming together. Travis Elliott was hired in September to oversee the numerous subcontractors we needed to get the diner finished and to lend his craftsmanship in finish carpentry.  Travis’ dad, Monte Elliott, has spent the last few weeks lending a helping hand in the finish work.  The awning was constructed over the handicap ramp at the back of the diner and the handicap parking space was poured. The gorgeous metal sign by John Dickie was installed. The tile floor, formica wainscot and diamond panels have been installed in the original diner space.  The custom countertop and table tops were installed yesterday.  The metal siding with the graffiti from the original diner was used on one wall in the bathroom and the wainscot for the moon room addition.  Vince is installing a glass block wall which defines the original diner space from the moon room.  Our refrigeration system was installed and the electrician and mechanical system installers are finishing up.  We had water filtration system installed to provide clean, tasty water for our customers.  We have been working diligently to meet all the building codes.  One of the code requirements is a hood system installed over the appliances in the kitchen.  This hood system turned out to be a massive unit requiring some additional construction for support and access.  A company from

Evanston will be coming to install the hood and exhaust system shortly.  A webcam will be installed on a light post at the front of the diner so that patrons can check out what’s happening at their leisure.  It is all coming together and we can see the light at the end of the construction tunnel.  Once the construction is completed, we will get equipment installed and then Cheryl and I can begin cleaning, organizing and training on a point of sale system built for us by a company from Riverton. Our work will have only begun but we are so excited at all the possibilities and thankful for the opportunity.