The Times West Virginian


June 8, 2008

Waterfall Cafe offers a tasty menu

FAIRMONT — Waterfall Cafe & Grill LLC is a new family-owned and -operated business in Fairmont.

The restaurant, which opened on April 23, is located at 1602 Locust Ave. — the former home of Backwoods Grill. Kelly Lynn Heldreth and her father Joseph Kosar are business partners.

Waterfall Cafe & Grill has lunch and dinner menu selections. It offers authentic Philly cheesesteak, Philly-style hoagies and much more.

The restaurant has appetizers, salads, wings, sandwiches and burgers. Steaks, pasta and seafood are also available. Heldreth said Waterfall Cafe & Grill plans to add more items to the menu.

“Our lunch menu is influenced by my father, who owned deli shops in Philadelphia and New Jersey,” Heldreth said.

Waterfall Cafe & Grill doesn’t serve any processed food, and all the food is cooked in-house. The meats are cut fresh daily and the soups are also cooked daily. The restaurant serves beer and wine, and will have a full liquor bar starting July 1.

Heldreth described Waterfall Cafe & Grill’s atmosphere as “quaint and casual.” The restaurant features solid oak furniture, and big windows in the dining area make customers feel like they’re outside by the nearby waterfall, she said.

Although Heldreth has experience in restaurants and bartending, she said her dad influenced her to start a restaurant.

“He actually has been looking for somewhere to open a restaurant in this area for a couple years and finally found the building for it,” she said.

The family remodeled the whole inside of the building. They started in January and completed the work four and a half months later.

Heldreth deals with the management side of the business, and Kosar cooks using his own recipes. Ernie Eavenson, Heldreth’s boyfriend, is also a full-time cook at the restaurant. Seth Nuzum is Waterfall Cafe & Grill’s full-time bartender.

“We’ve been pretty busy,” Heldreth said of business so far.

Waterfall Cafe & Grill is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 367-1110.

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