The space, which has housed Harley’s Grub Shack, New Frontier Grille and most recently Scott Ritter’s Sirs Café, is now under the ownership of Devon Matthews of Patterson.
Matthews opened Sirs on Oct. 30 and serves a variety of options for lunch and dinner. Starting Monday, Nov. 12, the café will also serve breakfast.
Matthews does all the grillwork, and his mother, Janet Davoy, handles the prep and cooks dinners in this family-owned operation.
“It’s my touch of love to cook,” Matthews said Thursday, Nov. 1.
Matthews, who has lived in Patterson for 1½ years, came from Sacramento, where he earned a degree in health and science from Bryan College. He has been a personal trainer for the past two years at Pleasanton Super Sport in Pleasanton.
Eventually, Matthews wants to visit local schools and speak about weight loss and healthy food choices.
The planned breakfast menu features traditional fare, such as pancakes, and choices including caramelized bananas and walnuts or French toast with strawberries and cream cheese.
Among the lunch options are a pulled pork sandwich and a po’boy made with deep-fried shrimp on a hoagie roll with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sauce.
Daily dinner specials are meatloaf with gravy on Monday; baked oxtails on Tuesday; lamb shank on Wednesday; honey-fried chicken on Thursday; and seafood gumbo when in season, in addition to weekly soups, such as clam chowder or tomato bisque, on Friday.
Once the restaurant is up and running with three meals a day, Matthews wants to honor a school or organization in the community with a pancake fundraising drive on the third Sunday of each month.
Beginning Monday, Sirs Café will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Through Saturday, Nov. 10, the restaurant hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sirs Café will be closed Sunday, Nov. 11.
Sirs Café, 31 S. Third St., can be reached by phone at 895- 4209.
Cricket opens here
One block over on South Del Puerto, a new Cricket wireless store opened last month.
The manager and I had not met as of press time, but I can tell you that the store, at 19 S. Del Puerto Ave., stocks Bluetooth devices, cases and chargers, in addition to phones.
For information on Patterson Cricket, visit www.pattersoncricket.com or call 895-4270.
Local businesses that are new to town or have news to share can call Maddy Houk at 892-6187.