Thursday, March 03, 2011

Serving up burgers with inspiration on the side

In Southwest Michigan's Second Wave:

Daphney Dotson at Studio Grill - photo by Erik Holladay

Serving up burgers with inspiration on the side
Zinta Aistars Thursday, March 03, 2011

Craig and Daphney Dotson, owners of the popular new diner Studio Grill, encourage their customers to get creative -- in their food orders and in their artistry. Writer Zinta Aistars talks to the Dotsons about how a restaurant becomes a "vessel of inspiration."

When the order comes in, Craig Dotson can often tell which customer has just entered his restaurant, Studio Grill at 312 West Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Quickly, he serves it -- "Order up!" -- and Daphney Dotson, wife and co-owner, swirls into the kitchen and brings the meal out with a smile that spreads sunshine throughout the busy diner.

There's Mike's Omelet, there's the Moby Omelet, and then there's a burger so tasty the customer named Rusty said it hit his hunger nail on the head. Ever after, that burger became known as …

Read the article in Second Wave: Serving up burgers with inspiration on the side.

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