July 22009

Eric's Blog: Maid Rite Leftovers

By Eric Shangraw

July 15, 2010 Updated Nov 5, 2009 at 11:18 AM CDT

We shot this early in the morning in early June. I had to call Dubbs at 6am to make sure he was out of bed. Now that he's retired, he says he sleeps in until at least nine most mornings. The old guy loves to start his day with eggs.

This Maid-Rite, like most of them, was incredibly clean. Sparkle in the restrooms as well.

The owner, who's featured in this piece, was the food and beverage director at the Par-A-Dice for years. He left the gambling-food industry last year to start this venture. His wife runs Camille's Sidewalk Cafe right down the street in Pekin.

I was a little concerned about the one customer who said he ordered his eggs with "no snot." Nasty. But descriptive. No complaints from viewers when it ran during the half hour special. We'll see when it hits the news at 6 and 10pm.