Grill is the result of two Midwest girls who dreamed of cooking. Tenise
and Tammy are sisters who grew up in St. Paul, NE. After a few years exploring
the big cities (Tenise was in Kansas City for 12 years, Tammy was in Seattle
for 6 years) they decided to look for culinary opportunities closer to
their family. Although a restaurant wasnt really what they originally
had in mind they discussed a couple of options while both back in NE for
their grandfathers funeral in June 05. Aunt Janet overheard
the conversation and the following Monday e-mailed the girls a listing
for a vacant restaurant in downtown Burwell. Tammy flew back that Friday
and the girls took a week off to explore the opportunity. They toured
the old Burwell Hotel and fell in love with the building and original
tin ceilings, in which they saw potential to make it into a great destination
spot. A business plan was born and the sisters packed up and moved to
Burwell in August '05. After a 4 month renovation the tin ceiling was
given a great new look, the hardwood floors were restored and the look
of the historic Burwell hotel which is attached through French doors was
carried over to create a wonderful new look. Now they were ready for business!
a resort town with quite a few dining choices. While Tenise and Tammy
visited the first time they ate at all of them. What they saw was an opportunity
to fill a niche with their healthy gourmet culinary styles. The menu is
filled with tasty deli sandwiches, gourmet salads, homemade soups, specialty
burgers, pasta and of course steak and seafood. The homemade rolls and
desserts that the locals craved were added and a niche was filled. We
also have an impressive wine list to complement our tasty cuisine.
& Johanna Holt of the Burwell Economic Development office. You guys
were great from the concept stage, through the grand opening and ribbon
cutting and now that we are open by supporting us in what we do.
& Vonna Dey for believing we could do it and supporting us even through
we ended up being a little different.
Ev for the electrical, Roxie for the design help, Gregg, Dad, Rob and
Ryan for the physical labor, Kristi for all of the graphic design help,
Janet for all of the help with WHATEVER we needed, Mom for the babysitting
help and everyone else who came down to lend a hand. We could not have
done it without you!
tammy schmaljohn & tenise jarecke