Horsefeather Grille opens at top of Camden hill
CAMDEN – Horsefeather Grille celebrated its grand opening Friday, October 13, in the former Elm St. Grille, in the Cedar Crest Motel at 115 Elm Street. Richard Eaton the chef/owner, said the opportunity arose when the owner of the building ask if he might be interested in trying it.
"It's something I've always wanted to do," he said. "And now I'm doing it. I've had many, many years of managing restaurants."
Eaton said they kept the pizza that was served at the old Elm St. Grille.
"The pizza is actually cooked by the old Elm St. Grille chef," he said. "We have fried seafood, great appetizers, homemade desserts and lots and lots of homemade favorites."
Eaton said they are trying to create a very warm and relaxed feeling with the restaurant.
"We want it to feel like you've come to someone's house for dinner," he said. “I love the movie, Horsefeathers, by the Marx Brothers. I wanted to pick a name that meant nothing at all, so people would remember it because it's not a name you hear."
Eaton said the restaurant will remain open all winter.
Horsefeather will be open Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch and Wednesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for breakfast lunch and dinner.
Sisters Ralene Grant and Jessica Maddocks said work on the restaurant began since September 14.
"It's very homey and that's what Richard wanted," said Maddocks. "And there won't be any to-go pizza orders for a while until we get another oven."
Notable on the menu was the "Hangover" Burger and the "Horsefeather Hoagie." The "Horsefeather Ribeye" looked particularly good for the price.
All menu items were moderately priced with breakfast offering some excellent item at a very good price.
Horsefeather has my vote. Can't wait to try it out for breakfast, lunch and dinner.