Good Morning!! When my alarm went off this morning....my mind and heart turned to prayer. Usually Shelby sleeps through the alarm and I get up to start this process of making myself look presentable...(sometimes really hard) this morning I say out loud, "This is it!!" Shelby was awake and replied back, "yes it is, it will be great and I am excited". When we are walking out the door I tell him I feel like I am going to throw up(nerves), amazing 5 years and 3 months ago, I was up by myself getting ready to open this grill, Gods Grill, and felt the exact same way. Today will be a day I remember this amazing journey the Lord has put me on. The grill that we jokingly say is in the "hood" has brought so much stress, joy, laughter and love. I have been taught so much about life through this little restaurant. Last week I had regulars tell me they remember where they sat the first time...who their waitress was and what they ate. One of my precious regulars told me..."You had me at the coconut cream pie!!".... and so my journey will start ,with the same coconut cream pie, in a new place. Merry Christmas eve yall and a Happy Beautiful Monday. This old building that is literally falling down around my ears has been an amazing home to the CIG with all of its imperfections and problems, it has housed a place where laughter is shared, hundreds of tears have fallen, thousands of prayers have been said and dreams have come true.... and the best chicken fry was born!! We have fed 1000's of people through the homeless mission that could not afford to eat...this little place has been apart of amazing downtown community that has opened their hearts to us and I thank them. At 3:00 today, this location will close and as tears roll down my check I am excited to see the next phase of this great place. I have a lot of families depending on me to get it right..... and I am asking for prayers through this next phase. I serve an awesome strong amazing God and I am learning truly what "FAITH"is... I am leaning on him.... goodbye from the 18th and K building and here is to new beginnings at 620 19th Street a place that will be full of laughter, love and great food!! I will praise HIM in the morning, I will praise HIM in the evening.....my heart is full and I am blessed, thank yall for being apart of this special place!!
This is how it began my brother n law Shawn And this is how it ended!!!my day was full and filled with memories. Merry Christmas y'all!!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.