The "J" and the "R" refer to Jordan Weaver, of Lincoln, and Ronda
McBride, also of Lincoln. Ronda, along with her husband, Ed, is
proprietor of the popular Owl's Roost bookstore and coffee bar in
downtown Lincoln. Jordan has a culinary degree from Danville Area
Community College and currently works at the Culver's restaurant in
Lincoln. Together, they have teamed up to form J-R Culinary Partners
for the express purpose of managing Atlanta's Palms Grill Café.
The business partners are busy working to update the menu and get
everything in place to offer a new selection of specials,
traditional circa 1935 menu items and -- of course -- the famous
Palms Grill Café homemade pie.
The new days and hours of operation will be expanded, so
customers will be able to enjoy the historic atmosphere and great
food seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
In addition to maintaining the Palms Grill's traditional diner
menu, including grilled Spam and fried baloney, J-R Culinary
Partners will introduce a new set of daily blue-plate specials, plus
an array of new baked goods, including Ronda's delicious homemade
cinnamon rolls. The front of business will keep its period 1935
look, while the backroom will feature a circa 1940s supper-club
atmosphere, with tablecloths, candles and an upscale menu of such
items as steaks, stuffed chicken breasts, grilled halibut, Welsh
rarebit, and weekend dinner specials including catfish, prime rib
and oven-fried chicken.
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McBride and Weaver are extremely pleased to have been chosen to
operate the Palms Grill Café. It is their goal to provide the folks
of Atlanta and Logan County -- as well as all the Route 66 travelers
who visit the area -- with fresh, homemade food in a friendly,
upbeat atmosphere. They plan to work with the Atlanta Public Library
board to upgrade the café, while maintaining the circa 1935 look and
feel of the place that attracts so many visitors.
Bus tours, Red Hat groups, families, car clubs, church groups and
anyone looking for a taste of what it used to be like to travel
historic Route 66 are welcome. Just phone 217-648-CAFÉ (2233) for
[Text from Palms Grill news release received
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of