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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 9:10 am | Updated: 9:27 am, Mon Oct 15, 2018.

One of Homestead’s favorite breakfast and lunch diners is open.

Homestead favorite, Sam’s Country Kitchen was set back after their fire in July, but just three weeks later they opened their doors to the public again. Under new owners, Sam’s, is focusing on the local community and updating the brand. They have kept the same great taste, brought back some familiar talent and started the task of modernizing the restaurant.

On July tenth around four pm a small fire occurred in the back right of the store inside Sam’s. An area used for storage across from the men’s restroom. The reported cause was from a stack of recently cleaned bar towels combusting. However, this also coincided with an intense thunderstorm that day so there are multiple hypotheses. The fire lasted for nearly 45 minutes and damaged approximately ten square feet causing smoke damage throughout most of the store.

Since then the third portion of the dining room has been boarded off while plans and repairs are under way. They hope to reopen that side before the new year.

Two weeks before the incident Sam’s was purchased from the previous owner by a local couple, Chris and Flora Lake. Working in operations for corporate brands in the restaurant industry, they hope to grow with Sam’s and bring some fresh ideas and systems.

They have already invested in kitchen equipment in hopes of executing fast delicious food better. Especially on Sundays, their most popular day.

In the dining room a fresh coat of paint, a new air conditioner and upgraded tv channels for the races have already taken place with even more in the works.

Sam’s has been known for their down-home great cooking and a place to get items like Country Ham Steak, which you can’t find most places. Their daily specials bring homage to an era near and dear to the community. With most of the menu being made by hand in house they are proud to put their stamp on great dishes like their Tuesday special Bailey’s Baked Chicken. Which so happens to be named after and made by a twelve-year veteran, Chris, who has returned to delight the patrons of Sam’s. You can join them daily from 5:30-3 and follow them on Facebook for even more tasty delights.

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1 comment:

  • kritter posted at 7:46 pm on Mon, Oct 15, 2018.

    kritter Posts: 20

    many liked the old sam's country kitchen. i know some who are disappointed in the "modernization" of it.