ALDERSON (WOAY) – The newest business in Alderson is “Elisa’s Eatery and Cold Cuts Emporium” located on the Monroe County side in the historic business district in the Bridgewalk Shops building. Open from 11 -7, Tuesday-Saturday, Billy and Dawn Painter serve a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches and have an excellent salad bar as well as home-made soups and pies.
When asked why they opened their business, Dawn Painter said, “We were open in the Green Grocer with a slightly different menu and, when they closed, there was nowhere else in town to buy fresh meat and produce as well as deli meats and cheeses. We want to fill that gap. It was a natural step from providing the fresh meat, deli meats and cheeses to serving delicious sandwiches.”
The most popular menu item seems to be the cheeseburger. Made from a generous portion of fresh–never frozen–ground beef, hand formed and cooked to order, it comes with a variety of toppings on a toasted brioche bun! A recent addition to the menu, a Philly Cheesesteak style sandwich, is also becoming very popular. The homemade soups have been a hit during the cold weather but are likely to disappear in the spring to be replaced by the BBQ customers will remember from the Painter’s previous location.
Clay Hambrick, visiting from Manhattan, said, “This Reuben sandwich is as good as any I have had in New York.” Other customers have also been well pleased and Dawn Painter said, “We have had excellent community support.”
The address of the Eatery is 201 South Monroe Street, Alderson and their phone number is 304-445-6398. The seating area is small and carry out orders are welcome.