By RosaLyn Queen
I found one of the best kept secrets in Clarksburg when My Friend Alexa Scott and I were going out to lunch last week and the Grilled Club Cafe was recommended to us by my son, Marty. The Cafe is located in Broadway. It is in the newly renovated Broadway Apartments and has a great appearance both inside and out.
Upon entering the Cafe you are greeted by an eight foot tin man and the inside decor features a chess set on the ceiling. But so much for the decorations we were there to eat..
We sat down and started studying the menu. It featured sandwiches, hamburgers, cold cut sandwiches and grilled club sandwiches as well as salads and other items. I chose a hamburger and Alexis ordered a turkey and bacon ranch. Both of us were pleased with our choices and found them to be fresh and delicious. I must add that prior to our visit I was having last minute company and had Marty go out and pick up food and he stopped at the Cafe. He brought home several hoagies, a club sandwich, sausage sandwich and several hamburgers. These were complemented by fried hot green beans, fried mushrooms, Mac and cheese bites, potato wedges and fried mozzarella sticks. A little slicing of the sandwiches and a placement on a pretty dish of the sides and I had a lunch to serve. Plus it was delicious. I want to also tell you that the prices were great. Those of you that know me know that one of my pet peeves is paying $2.00 and more for a cup of coffee, well here it is for $1,79. I encourage you to stop in or place a take out.
Well the rest of the story is the owner, Jason Clutter. He joined Alexis and me and we had a great conversation. An interesting fact; he is related to Custer of Custers last stand.
While visiting the Cafe be sure to look at all the renovations in Broadway. It is being restored to the Broadway I grew up in.
This past week I attended the funeral services for John Oliverio. John has been a part of my entire life. We were both born in East View and our roots go deep. I was glad I could be there for his children Tia, Bianca, Alisha and Jon Michael and his brother, Joe. Through his ownership of the Superette, John meant a lot to a lot of people in East View, especially the young kids. May he rest in peace.
The Sons Of Italy picnic was great and was well attended. The food was delicious. The club is once again growing under the leadership of Rocky Romano as president. It looks like we are attracting some of the younger Italian Americans to join. If interested contact Rocky.
Well it is finally canning time. Be sure to visit the Farmers Market for your peppers.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, stay safe, stay healthy and until next week “Now You Have Heard It Through The Grapevine.”