North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

Opinion

April 24, 2013

Danielle Cater: Keep life fun with good food and friends

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COMMENTARY —

You can find a lot of places like this around our towns. Anywhere with a regular breakfast, lunch or supper crowd is probably drawing these folks in over and over again because of their customer service and their genuine care for people.

There are many advantages to living in a small town, but I’m pretty sure one of my favorites is the fact that we get the chance to really know the people who surround us. I met all of the guys that work at Sneaky Pete’s about a year ago and I never would have guessed that I would think of them as really close friends in this short amount of a time, but it’s the truth. Food has always brought people together, and you know it’s a good food establishment when it keeps people coming back.

We love our breakfasts there so much, we even stopped in on our wedding day before going to get hitched. That’s right, they even gave us breakfast on the house that morning. I just considered it the wedding gift, and what a yummy one it was!

You can get this same feel in several little diners around town if you open your eyes to it. Many people couldn’t live without their lunches at Our Place, surrounded with local business owners and politicians. It’s always abuzz in there.

If you’ll branch out of your regular routine and open up a little, I guarantee you can find a spot to be a “regular” yourself. If you can’t find anywhere else, just meet us at Sneaky Pete’s for Saturday morning breakfast. It’s a bright spot in our week, and you never know when you’ll need that extra pick-me-up.

Remember, it’s not the food that sets the atmosphere, it’s the relationships with those around you — but good food sure does help.

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