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Grandpa's Concord Kitchen will serve American, Mexican dishes at former Around the Corner Cafe building

It’s hard to miss the sign along U.S. 33 which reads Grandpa’s Concord Kitchen is “here to stay!”

Grandpa’s Concord Kitchen, 23677 U.S. 33, is expected to open by the end of August, where the Around the Corner Cafe used to be, said Rodrigo Cortes, who co-owns the restaurant with his father who shares the same name. 

Grandpa’s Concord Kitchen 
23677 U.S. 33, Dunlap 

Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through the week at the restaurant; 4 p.m. to 2 or 3 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the food stand

They’re still working on the menu, but Cortes said it’s going to serve American and Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can expect dishes like biscuits and gravy and French toast with a side of tacos and enchiladas.

There will also be a stand by the restaurant, which will prepare and serve tacos from late afternoon into the early morning on certain days.

Cortes expects customers to pay between $10 and $15 at most for a meal, with a plate of bacon and eggs probably running up to $5. 

Cortes and his father came up with the name after they learned they were going to become a father and grandfather, respectively. His son was born earlier this week.

“We saw appropriately that he’s a first-time grandpa,” Cortes said. “Our family grew up in the Concord area and, all of the kids, we went to Concord (High School) so, you know, we named it Grandpa’s Concord Kitchen.”

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