Feb. 26, 2007

You can get anything you want at Alice's restaurant

New restaurant receives compliments by the dozens

By Jennifer Gallus
Staff Writer

Open for about four months now, the new restaurant Alice’s in Montrose is receiving calls from people complimenting the cooks after they’ve taken their food home.

“It seems at most places, people usually only call to complain about something, but not here. A lot of people call and say, ‘Man your food is good,’” said owner Alice Barrick.

“People even compliment us on the freshness of our lettuce,” Barrick laughed.

“Everything is homemade and everything is good,” Barrick said with confidence.

“We’re very eclectic. We have a wide range of items on our eclectic menu from Mexican and Chinese to American. From our homemade soups, bars, and cookies to our sweet and sour sauce – it’s all from scratch,” Barrick said.

Family recipes, good old cookbooks, and trial and error are the secret to the tasty array of items on the menu.

A three-egg-omelette is boasted as the biggest and best omelette around.

Alice’s is set up for either dine-in or take-out meals.

“We started a delivery service to those within a five-mile-radius about a month ago. There is a $1.50 delivery fee,” she added.

Alice’s keeps an index card on hand from each household that has had a delivery so that the next time they order their address is already on file.

When construction season starts in the spring, the restaurant will open earlier to allow for construction workers to “beat the heat,” Barrick noted.

“Hopefully this summer we’ll have outdoor dining and picnic tables below the hill,” Barrick said.

Alice and her husband Jason own the restaurant and have lived in Montrose since 1983.

“I’ve always liked making food, and I didn’t want to work for anyone else anymore. It’s just nice working for yourself,” she said.

Alice’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gift certificates are also available.

“We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and we just hope people come and check us out,” Barrick said.

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