Home Grown

Kevin Clark and Lisa Spooner, the owners of this sincere new Southern spot in Reynoldstown, have what it takes to succeed in a tough economy. Their renovation of the former Mammy’s Kitchen honors the past—kudos that they kept the knotty pine paneling and the rustic counter. Hearty breakfasts with homemade biscuits, cheese grits, and egg dishes; fun blue plates with summery vegetable sides and wedges of crumbly cornbread; and homemade ice pops and pies all behoove a tongue-in-cheek diner that even has a groovy art gallery in the back.

The restaurant opens early seven days a week and closes after lunch (it also serves breakfast until midday). Everyone will appreciate the rock-bottom prices—including vegetarians, who can choose from meat-free options such as the “Georgia Peach Sloppy Joe.”