Dixie and Vernon Beard opened Dixie's Breakfast House in Mt. Vernon, at 100 E. Main, Tuesday, Aug. 3. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday and Monday they are closed.
On the menu one will find breakfast, lunch and dessert.
"We wanted to create a different type of menu. We're not wanting to compete with the other restaurant here, we want it so both of us can make it," Dixie said.
If one cannot decide between the 31 different types of omelettes on the menu, they will be able to choose from a selection of other items. Crepes, quiche, numerous salads, grilled and hot sandwiches, soups, and appetizers to just get started. Most of Dixie's food is homemade including, cinnamon rolls, pies, teriyaki sauce, soups, biscuits and a choice between bacon or sausage gravy.
Hamburgers will not be on the menu, though roast beef, turkey and other meats will be available for sandwiches and meals.
"If you don't see something on the menu, let us know and we will fix it," said Dixie.
This isn't Dixie's first time behind the grill. She has 20 years of experience in the restaurant business, along with owning Dixie's Diner in Seneca from 1997-1998. She closed the restaurant and went into social work for three years. Her love for the restaurant industry has brought her back to the kitchen with her husband at Dixie's Breakfast House.
Inside the restaurant there are three sections for seating. The cafe area, the garden room and conference room that is able to seat 25-30 people. She also is offering catering for evening banquets that are pre-arranged. Coming soon will be an old-time ice cream soda fountain.
For reservations for the conference room, call (541) 932-4152.