Smothered Gravy Restaurant on The Near East Side
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September 15, 2010 3:20 am at 3:20 am #403643
joev wrote >>
I’m really glad that she’s opening there – I hope it becomes a neighborhood anchor, along with the existing infrastructure and buuilt in work-crowd. However, that’s the least appetizing name for a restaurant I’ve ever heard.
Really? I love the name. I find it hilarious and wonderful. I think Gooeyz is much worse, that is in part due to the spelling though.September 15, 2010 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #403644
I hope it does well. A lot of good neighborhood restaurants have come and gone in that little stretch of Main St.
Not that she’s asked my advice and not that I have any restaurant experience beyond eating at places, but my guess of why some of the other places failed is this:
1) Too many menu items –I think most people pick a restaurant initially for a few signature dishes, and I can’t imagine having a wide selection doesn’t increase costs and stress.
2) Prices too low –obviously that’s great for the consumer, but I’m sure that kills the bottom line if business ever gets slow.
3) Service, hours and menu item availability gets increasingly unpredictable.
I saw all those things kill Gloria’s, which I really liked. It sounds like this lady has some business experience, however, so maybe she can avoid the pitfalls. In any case, I’ll definitely patronize her place and root for her to succeed.September 17, 2010 1:45 am at 1:45 am #403645
Is there anyone who lives/travels around there regularly that can give us a heads-up when it opens?September 21, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #403646
Drove by last night on the way to Geriatric (German) Village.
Didn’t appear open yet, still brown paper in some windows.October 1, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #403647
What’s the word people?October 10, 2010 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #403648
I was lucky enough to get a tour of the kitchen on Saturday. Eugena Dade is a creative soul, with a clear vision. This place will beat the odds. She appreciates all of the support and hopes to be up and running within weeks.October 14, 2010 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #403649
celrae wrote >>
I was lucky enough to get a tour of the kitchen on Saturday. Eugena Dade is a creative soul, with a clear vision. This place will beat the odds. She appreciates all of the support and hopes to be up and running within weeks.
Glad to hear this is still a live project. I’ve stopped by there several times and not seen any activity. Was beginning to give up on it.
BTW, if you are in touch with Eugena, please ask her why she is cutting off her dinner hours so early (6pm according to the door). I almost never eat that early, and most local restaurants serve until 9pm or 8 at the earliest. I think she’ll really cut down on her dinner customers if she quits serving at 6.October 29, 2010 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #403650
Any update on this?November 1, 2010 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #403651
I wish I had good news. She was having trouble getting the kitchen finished.December 6, 2010 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #403652
My friend just asked me about this place. We have been looking forward to the opening so we can make a date and try it out. Any word on the kitchen? Im really rooting for her.December 6, 2010 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #403653
[b]Eugena Dade has a vision, and nothing is going to stop her – not poverty, not illness and certainly not the naysayers who think opening a restaurant in a downtrodden neighborhood is a mistake.[/b]
Smothered Gravy, a restaurant serving what Dade describes as “fine comfort food” at affordable prices, is slated to open late this week or early next week at 1114 E. Main St., near the corner of Champion Avenue.
“A lot of people don’t think I can do this, but I’m moving on like a freight train,” Dade said. “This is my dream. This is what I’ve always wanted.”
The restaurant and its menu are meant to re-create old-fashioned family meals at Grandma’s house.
o rly?December 6, 2010 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #403654
that was cold Snarf :)December 6, 2010 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #403655
I know, I’ve gone from hopeful to bitter in only two months time.December 6, 2010 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #403656
Here goes Snarf, drinking her HaterAde. Surprised on a scale of 1 to 10? .5December 6, 2010 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #403657
Not hating, just pointed out some irony, homegirl.
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