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By Voda Beth Gradine
The Post Dispatch
The uniforms worn by Dana Tanner and the staff at Grandma’s Kitchen have the motto on the back, “If you cook it, they will come.”
Dana Tanner has found this to be true along with finding her happy place. Dana, the owner of Grandma’s Kitchen and is where the locals come to get a great home cooked meal and visit.
Grandma’s, as many people call it, opened in their new location, 416 West 8th, in February. They started out serving the same menu served at Grandma’s Attic downtown, but with a larger kitchen they have added many other items.
“We will make just about anything you ask for except hamburgers. Dana said, “Every other place in town has hamburgers so we want to serve something different.”
A daily special has been added to the menu. Tuesday is always tacos and Friday is the great chicken fried steak. These specials consist of a meat and two vegetables with a roll or chips.
Along with a home-like atmosphere inside there is a drive-thru window for quick easy meals at home.
Dana said, “Many people have a salad or sandwich at lunch and order the special for their evening meal that they pick up on their way home.”
Some of the regulars that eat at the restaurant often have their own item on the menu. “The Jerry”, is a ham and pimento cheese sandwich. “The Berry” is a fried over-easy egg with Mayo on bread. “The Hayden Special” is a fried chicken salad and “The Voda Beth” is pimento cheese and chicken salad plate with veggies. Dana will do just about anything you ask if she has the items in stock.
Sunday is a special time when people from several churches meet and visit. The staff is willing to pull tables together to accommodate any size group. Most Sundays there are two specials, but one is always roast beef.
The homemade desserts are the best you can find anywhere. The banana pudding and the sopapilla cheesecake are something you can’t live without.
Dana named the restaurant after her mother, Diana Poe the mother of seven children. Diana is “Grandma” to 26 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren, and her kitchen is always open.
If you want good home-cooked food just like your grandmother cooked, join the crowd at Grandma’s Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Monday. Call in orders for pickup 806-790-7520.