Summer Booher is a woman of opportunity. She had been toying with the idea of opening a restaurant since she and most of her family had experience in the food industry. She heard about a potentially available spot in the recently closed diner at the Pit Row complex on 394. She went over, took a look, and the rest is emerging history. After a couple weeks of elbow grease and remodeling, her new enterprise, the Finish Line Diner, opened two weeks ago, admittedly to little fanfare, but who noticed. The place filled up quickly and has stayed busy ever since.
The food is the main reason, naturally. Their biggest seller is their hamburger (odd for a diner) but for a very good reason – her sister Heather’s special blend of seasonings. It quickly became a crowd favorite. Then add to that her mother Carol’s special way of preparing biscuits and gravy (now the breakfast favorite) and you have another winner. Summer herself contributed her “Summer’s Special Salad” which uses multiple lettuces, grilled chicken and many other delectable ingredients to create a mouthwatering way to have lunch.
And oh, by the way, they create their own homemade desserts. The fav is the cobbler, either the strawberry or the peach. Last week a gentleman came in, tried the strawberry cobbler, and then bought a whole pan. He said it reminded him of his childhood. That’s good enough for me. If you haven’t tried the Finish Line Diner yet, do so; and if you have, I’ll see you there!