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  • Drive-thru comfort food beckons

    Drive-Thru Buffet manager Michael Randall finished redecorating the new restaurant, formerly home to KFC and CJ’s Southern Cooking, this week. Opening at the end of the month, the restaurant’s daily buffet spread will feature fried chicken and other comfort food. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star once again of the Drive-Thru Buffet, to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking after idling two years. But this time the place will go the non-corporate route.

  • CJ’s to cook up ‘Bama food

    Soon food hounds can get a taste of Yellow Springs’ new restaurant, CJ’s Southern Cooking, located in the building formerly occupied by Kentucky Fried Chicken. Owners Jim Zehner, left, and Carl Moore, both longtime villagers, plan to serve what they call ‘Bama Food, from Moore’s Alabama childhood, including fried bologna sandwiches, gumbos, collard greens and sweet potato pie. They hope to open June 27.

    f you’ve traveled along the south end of Xenia Avenue recently, you may have noticed the banner hanging from the former Kentucky Fried Chicken building: “CJ’s Southern Cooking Coming Soon.”

  • New eatery touts Peruvian, U.S. foods

    Lawren and Diana Williams of Fairborn are opening their new restaurant, Williams Eatery and Gathering Place, at the beginning of this month. The restaurant, on the corner of Corry and Dayton streets, will feature both American and Peruvian food.

    “I was always drawn to the preparation of food,” said Lawren (“Lawrence without the c-e”) Williams. “My mom says some of her fondest memories of me are when I was real little and was always trying to create dishes. None of them were any good — I just liked the idea of preparing food!”

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