jb blocker at the NDT and Lebanon in Frisco
|League of Extra Ordinary Reviews|
I am sitting on the bench at the entry to Bonnie Ruth’s on the sun side waiting for a friend. It’s Sunday morning and the brunch crowd has filled almost every one of the seating areas. I want to sit in the garden so I tell Liz Brown that I will wait out front.
Do you know Liz? You want to! Liz Bivona Ianace comes from the New York tradition of Vinny’s, and Anthony’s, and Joey’s. Now that’s Italian. Her bakery features a Euro Comfort flair and flavor.
Her grandparents on both sides owned bakeries and restaurants. She was passing out menus and busing as a teenager. Miss Liz found her calling early in life.
Liz is a hostess! A natural hostess who uses food as the lure! She is a greeter, a hugger, and she lives on smiling happy guest who come back for great food and courteous service. Her restaurant is considered the “Cheers” of Frisco. Where everybody knows your name.
Couples, families, groups are coming in and out smiling in both directions. I tip my hat to the ladies and make sunny comments to young and old alike. It dawns on me! Literally and figuratively. The east facing entry is now bright and welcoming.
This is a place where everyone goes in Frisco! I am witnessing an incredible rainbow of Frisco humanity. And they have come in colors and cultures with grandchildren, friends from churches, and couples dressed up and down.
It’s not just that there is something for everyone. You can physically feel the warmth that comes with Sunday Brunch.