Food fast and fab at Judy's
LOUISE BOLGER | SUN
Left to right: Ozzie and Judy Hidri, Cindy Bannister
and Tyler Hidri are ready to serve you at Judy's.
Fast food has become a mainstay of American life and it certainly serves a purpose. It’s affordable, it’s tasty and most of the time it’s fast. But don’t you sometimes wish that your food could be fast without being fast food. If you’re tired of eating your breakfast facing a steering wheel, but think that’s all you have the time for, I have a tip for you.
Last October Judy and Ozzie Hidri and Cindy Bannister opened Judy’s restaurant in the large bright location of a former restaurant on Cortez Road in the Mount Vernon Plaza. The new owners are originally from Wisconsin, with Cindy Bannister relocating seven years ago after frequently vacationing in the area, followed by her sister, Judy Hidri, and Judy's husband, Ozzie, finally making the move nine months ago.
This family owned and operated restaurant comes with a lot of experience. Both sisters owned restaurants in Wisconsin with a combined 38 years of restaurant ownership experience. Ozzie is the chief chef who learned his profession without the benefit of a culinary school diploma just by years of cooking fresh family friendly food.
Judy’s has breakfast starting at $3.99, and they get it out fast so you won’t be late for work or your golf game and their coffee is fresh ground. They also offer Belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, French toast and biscuits and gravy. You can order eggs pretty much any way including with steak or eggs Benedict. They also have breakfast sandwiches, omelettes and a variety of skillet dishes.
And if treating yourself to a sit down lunch is on your agenda Judy’s has Philly cheese steak, French dip and Reuben New York plus other sandwiches, which all come with fries or coleslaw and a cup of soup. And talking about soup, Judy’s is known for their homemade soups – a different one every day. You can also turn lunch into dinner with some of their dinner entrees, and if you’re a senior, they have a senior special for $6.99 where you can choose from among six entrees pork chops, liver and onions, meat loaf, chopped steak, roast turkey or roast pork. Ozzie says that their food is first class quality without preservatives and made with all fresh ingredients.
You can also call Judy’s for a take out order and bring the kids, who have their very own menu, on the way to the beach. It’s a great spot to stop on the way to the Island before the traffic builds up on those warm summer days for a high quality breakfast or lunch.
Cindy, Judy and Ozzie want to thank their customers for making them welcome and giving them a great first year in business. Special thanks to the Hidri’s son, Tyler, who works at Judy’s and Billie and Melissa, who keep the food coming.
So why settle for fast food when you can have real food that’s just as fast and just as affordable and served with a smile, a hot cup of fresh coffee and no steering wheel to block the view?