Starting this week we are closed for lunch. Harry can’t take the long hours on his feet, so we’re back to being open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday. We’ll open at 5:30PM and close somewhere around 7:30PM. So we’re opening up a little later, but staying open a little longer. Think of it as “more daylight savings time” summer hours! So Harry will be back down to a 7 hour day (prep time + 2 hours open + clean up time) and that should help his feet and lower legs.
OK enough about Harry and his legs and the hours, let’s talk about the menu and specials! Since we’re not open for lunch, pulled pork and hamburgers are going to become a thing of the past! Sorry. But you will be able to get them for a little while longer. We’re doing Walleyed Pike this week as our fish special and Veggie Pasta with Meatballs as our pasta special. We also have Smoked Salmon and Potato Pancake as an appetizer and we have an Apple Bleu Cheese Salad with Walnuts.
On a final note (literally), there’s not too much left of May, and June will see us on vacation for a week and several days. Plus, we’re not planning on being open in July and August. But we are talking to a few people about buying the restaurant, so maybe that can be averted! We’ll see. So come on in while you can. This has been a great little restaurant for me and Adele and we want to thank each and everyone of you for making Harry’s Hideaway a success.
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We had a fantastic Cinco de Mayo week and sorry to say, but that’s my last one! This week Cape Capensis is back! I’m going to do a Chicken Caesar Wrap and have all kinds of burger specials and you can add bacon to all of them! Bistro Bacon is back! There will also be some Chicken Saltimbocca around and some Mediterranean Pasta too with artichokes and olives! I’m getting in a wheel of Bleu Cheese, so that will be on a burger with caramelized onions and in a Apple Bleu Cheese Salad with Walnuts. Come on in and check it out! Let’s have some fun!
We’re going to have lots of Mexican inspired specials tonight for Cinco de Mayo. Pork Osso Bucco with Black Bean Corn Cakes and Green Hatch Chili Sauce, Grilled Chicken with Chocolate Mole Sauce, Taco Plates with Beef Barbacoa, Roasted Chicken or Blackened Mahi, Harry’s Chili Rellenos, Chicken Quesadillas and we have a little of our Elote (it was a big seller during the week, sorry!).
Southwest food specials all week long! Quesadillas, Southwest Pork Osso Bucco, Salsa and Chips, Guacamole, Fish Tacos, Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Chicken Tacos and more! Please note the specials will come and go, so they won’t all be on at the same time. But we’ll have plenty of fun! Thanks!
We’re still open though, so come on in! I’ve sat down many times to write this post, but couldn’t get a big chunk of time together to get it right. No more excuses, so here it goes!
After 25 years in the restaurant biz Adele and I want to retire. Plus, being 65 I can’t get around too well anymore, so its time to pass the baton. I think we have a pretty great restaurant. Great food and great service. Just look at our reviews on TripAdvisor. When we took over this space it had been a series of restaurants and they all ended up going out of business. Don’t let that scare you. It didn’t scare me! When we opened a restaurant in Chicago that space was also a series of restaurants that went out of business. You gotta have good food! Great food is preferable! And all with good value! Then hit them with outstanding service and they’ll be happy to come back, and keep coming back, for more! Cornville, Az may seem a little remote. Some people think its the middle of nowhere, but I think its the middle of everywhere! We have lots of regular customers from Sedona, Cottonwood, The Village of Oak Creek and, of course, Cornville itself! People come from as far as Prescott, Flagstaff, Phoenix and even Canada! Its a long commute for those Canadians, but whenever they’re in town for vacation, they are sure to stop in. We’ve got a lot of local, regular customers. Tourists are icing on the cake!
Let’s talk numbers for a little bit. Rent is only around $1000 a month. Propane costs around $400 a month, electric $300, phone $100 and then there’s insurance. Your biggest cost is going to be the food and drinks you serve. So its very hard not to make money. We have a full liquor license so we have lots of wine, some beers and quite a collection of premium spirits. The food is classic comfort food with a few twists. Of course, as new owners, you can change anything! Just make sure its good and priced for good value!
I think the best scenario for new owners would be a couple just like me and Adele. I work the kitchen and Adele is front of house being the hostess, bartender and waitress. It could work for an absentee owner, but its very important to find the right people. I can’t imagine a bank paying out more in interest for an $85K investment than this restaurant could make! Oh yes, that’s the price… just $85K. Ramp up the restaurant and you could make that back in one year!
Everybody’s Irish this week! Corned Beef and Cabbage, Reubens, Irish Lamb Stew and more as we get into the week. I’m going to get some Trout in. I’m going to do Parsnip Soup, Soda bread and maybe some Irish desserts.
Hello everybody! I crashed my website! I thought I lost all your email addresses, but when I reinstalled a plugin, boom, there they were! So all good, kinda. So it looks like we’re going to have a little winter after all! Time for some stew! Later in the week I will make an Irish beef stew with beer and a lot of other good things. In the meantime, check out and try the Braised Beef Short Ribs. Great comfort food! The fish of the week (while supplies last) is Trout. Doing an Apple Bleu Cheese Salad. Also doing the our version of the Caprese Salad, tomatoes fresh mozzarella and basil pesto. Good stuff! I also have a Charcuterie Plate with salami, prosciutto, olives, cheeses, etc. Great for sharing!
P.S. By the way… Did anybody hear about Bistro Bacon? Tell us when you come in!