- 2013 - January - 17th -

Dinner Bell to ring at Two Doors Down

The popular Two Doors Down restaurant at 436 Park St. in Riverside will add takeout dinners to the menu. Owner Norm Abraham wants to start the service by the first of February.

The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and also offers catering.

Customers next will be able to visit Two Doors Down online and order dinner to pick up. The order site will be dinnerbelljax.com, but Abraham said the site isn't active yet.

There will be a two-week menu posted. Customers can place their order online and note the time they need to pick it up and the number of people to be fed.

Abraham said the pickup time will be 4-7 p.m.

"We want to reach out to the moms and dads who are working and asking, 'what are we having for supper?'" Abraham said.

He said each menu will feature meat entrees and fresh vegetables. He said there will be fried chicken every day that is "hot and ready to go."

"Ring that Dinner Bell!" says a website that is under construction.

Each day of the week, Monday-Friday, customers can choose from one of two entrees, two of three side dishes and an optional salad. The Wednesday menu will feature a theme night, such as "Italian Fare" or "A Cajun Affair."

Abraham said themes could be German, Polish, Arabic, Italian or Greek cuisines, for example.

For more information, call (904) 598-0032.

Baldinos plans Southside restaurant

A restaurant for Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs is under review for a 2,250-square-foot space at 5921 University Blvd. W. Baldinos Sandwich Job of Jacksonville is shown on the construction permit application as the owner and Willis Contractors LLC is shown as the contractor for the $40,000 project.

Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs is based in Marietta, Ga.

The baldinos.us website says founder Bill Baer, who grew up outside Asbury Park, N.J., opened his first Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs shop in 1975 in Fayetteville, N.C. He opened the shop five months out of the U.S. Marine Corps. The website quotes him: "I'm going to bring New Jersey subs to the South."

In 1977, Baer "shook hands with Bill Pappas," whose family continues to own and operate a number of the shops.

The website says Baldinos bakes its rolls daily and that all meats are sliced fresh in view of the customer.

A menu on the website includes cold and hot subs as well as grilled and toasted subs. Hot subs include steak, chicken, meatballs, sausage Italiano and vegetarian stir-fry.

The menu also offers spaghetti, salads, sides and sweets.

Sonic upgrading at Normandy

The Sonic America's Drive-In at 7045 Normandy Blvd. is in line for an "image upgrade plan." Owner SDI Florida LLC of Orange Park proposes a $43,645 project to retrofit the location with new lighting, menu housings, paint and canopy covers. A.K. General Contracting and Remodeling LLC is shown on a building permit application as the contractor.

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