Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Algonquin Rainbow Restaurant Finally Opens
Monday Rainbow still wasn't perfect ("We've got enough knives but we don't have enough forks," Maria Dimetrelis suddenly informed her husband) but the proprietor of Elmhurst's 27-year old sister Rainbow Restaurant thought it was perfect enough. "We have 50 to 80 people a day checking when are we going to open," he explained.
Demetrelis's choice of location was an easy one, he said. "Everybody else, it's Randall, Randall. This (Main Street) is the original Algonquin. This is where business needs to be." That and he and his wife own the Fox River Center in the first place. Dimetrelis is hoping Rainbow will generate a little synergy.
"Everything's homemade with the best ingredients," said Dimetrelis. "I believe in quality. I believe in the best service. I believe in the best people."
What he didn't believe in was whether Rainbow's "Open" sign was big enough. "You really think it ought to be bigger?" he asked.
After a year's wait, yeah, probably.
In the pic: Algonquin Rainbow Restaurant and Pancake House owner Nick Dimetrelis and wife Maria worked Monday afternoon to get things ready for this morning's customers.