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13 New Restaurant Opening With Experienced Management  By Mike Lakin seven-days a week from 6am to 8pm lash he knew that had to find a way Monday through Saturday and 7arn to the restaurant menu. Emphasizing they plan to 2pm Sundays. Food offerings were coming at me Cesar says that they will be bring- from all direction and you will need tO meet community dining ing a community-orientated restau- to stop in for breakfast, lunch, and/ rant; a concept that he has developed or supper just to experience those needs, Ron and Mary over the years with the Chestnut good food offerings. Stewart have come together Family Restaurant. Once the restaurant is open and o The Farmers Family Restaurant underway, keep an eye out for the with Cesar Andrade will feature daily specials and a menu Sunday Brunch that will be added reflecting the community of Mt. before long. DeVargas and Jose Toto to Pulaski. Everything will be home- The restaurant is dine in, carry made daily - Cesar and Jose say that out, and the drive up window will open a new restaurant on means diners will be enjoying food be open. The phone number is 792- "truly made from scratch". 3330. McDonald Street. And for those who personally know of it, Jose says, "The good cheese sauce is bade!" The last restaurant at the location was The Barn that quietly closed. Replacing it is the Farmers Family Restaurant that will open very soon. At the time this interview was done, the actual date of opening was still being worked out. Keep checking when you drive by because the open- ing is close. Cesar Andrade DeVargas and Jose Toto are bringing their restaurant and cooking experience to the table. Cesar has been in the food industry for almost three-decades, well known for his Chestnut Family Restaurant. Jose is known for his expertise in the kitchen. Together with Ron and Mary Stewart, they have worked out their plans for the newest dining establishment in Mt. Pulaski. Once underway, the Farmers Family Restaurant will be open Some daily specials were passed along... Monday will be ham and beans, Ron Stewart calls this an old fash- ioned "laundry day" meal. If you grew up with Monday being laun- dry day you already know the back- ground for this daily special. Tuesday will be taco day - a very popular - contemporary offering. Wednesday takes a bow with the ever locally popular all-you-can-eat fried chicken. Thursday offers up Mexican Day. Friday will be walleye and whole catfish. One addition to the local menu is something Cesar and Jose first expe- rienced at Ron and Mary's house... goulash. Jose said once he tried gou- Taking a short break from painting is Jose Toto, Ron Stewart, and Cesar Andrade DeVargas. Times Photo