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Littles provide home cooking to Albemarle at Lillie/Ann

Released 2:17 pm Friday, January 27, 2023

The name — Lillie/Ann Household Cooking — suggests it all, or most of it.
Donnell and Dawn Minimal have immortalized their moms, Lillie and Ann, for the way they organized regular food stuff at household for their families.

“We adore fantastic foodstuff, and we really like to try to eat,” said the few who a short while ago opened a restaurant on Highway 52 in Albemarle.

The Littles talked for a few of years about setting up a cafe and in March 2022 Donnell claimed to his wife, “We can do this.”

They found the require for a lunch and meal restaurant in north Albemarle for men and women who want “home cooking.” They identified an empty constructing on U.S. Freeway 52 in Albemarle previously occupied by Lucky Tusk.

It was “a massive risk, but we stepped out on religion,” Donnell stated.

“Building prep took time and we had to obtain kitchen area products and dining place household furniture, and there were being delays with the creating,” Donnell added.

To make certain they had all the things they necessary when they opened, Dawn spent months looking for furnishings and ordering supplies.

“Amazon created a shipping to our home just about every working day, some times twice a day,” she mentioned.

Immediately after more than 6 months of tough operate, Lillie/Ann Home Cooking commenced serving the general public on Dec. 1, 2022.

The Littles are not fearful of tough operate.

“We’ve labored two jobs for as long as I can remember,” stated Donnell.

He was last used by Getaway Inn Express as the breakfast host and prepare dinner, and for lots of decades handled janitorial solutions in nearby governing administration offices. As a nurse, Dawn cared for citizens of Bethany Woods for 26 years and has been with Atrium Overall health for three, though also using occasional waitress positions.

In addition to his experience in the hospitality market, Donnell figured out a large amount from a cousin who opened a restaurant.
This spouse-and-spouse staff counts on their sisters who assistance with food items planning, especially the numerous side items. Dawn’s specialty heirloom dish is the broccoli rooster casserole — her mother’s recipe — and her in-demand cornbread fritters. She has to remind consumers that the cornmeal delicacies are served only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

A Philly cheesesteak and fries and chicken-broccoli casserole, collard greens, potato salad and a yeast roll fill these plates. (Image by JO GREY)

Phrase about Lillie/Ann traveled speedily through the group as evidenced by the line that shaped on a the latest Sunday, 30 minutes in advance of the noon opening.

“We’re just happy individuals choose to try to eat Sunday meal listed here,” mentioned Donnell. “We’ve had to study fast and we’re so grateful the local community is prepared to operate with us.”

“We want prospects to be content when they leave here. We care about what we provide to men and women,” extra Dawn. “We like to see the high quality of the meat and generate for ourselves, not just get it off a truck. It’s also significant whether the team appears neat and uniform.”

To that end, the wait personnel have on bright toned shirts with a crystal clear message, “Food cooked from coronary heart and soul.”

Crispy hen wings, macacroni and cheese and environmentally friendly beans comprise this plate. (Photo by JO GREY)

Lillie/Ann Dwelling Cooking is open up 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and midday to 6 p.m. Sunday. It delivers dine-in, have-out and travel-up company, and will take reservations. It can seat teams of up to 18 with progress observe.

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