Tim Metz Co-Owner of Timothy’s The Restaurant talks about the concept and the road he and his two friends and co-owners traveled that made this dream become a reality. Opening Aug. 6, 2021.
THE BEGINNING: Tim began talking about the beginning, when he and his two good friends, Steven and Sean, first got the idea to open up a restaurant. He said, “The whole thing came about a couple of years ago” when Steven first brought it up.
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THE OWNERS: Tim continued, “I’m hands on and have been in the industry since I was 13-years-old. Sean, his degree is in Hotel Management. Steven is a professional server.” Tim added that Steven’s “wine knowledge is extremely extensive.”
“The menu is everything I love doing…upscale American but it almost like upscale comfort food.”
THE BUILDING: After Steve sparked the idea, “It kind of snowballed after that,” Tim said. “They started looking at properties and we stumbled across this…12710 Olive Street. It used to be Olive Street Café and it needed a lot of love. We’ve been working on it for four months now and it’s like this close to being finished.”
THE MENU: Tim continued with, “The menu is everything I love doing…upscale American but its almost like upscale comfort food. A very popular dish I do for catering is a Lobster Pot Pie. It has a puff-pastry top. It’s delicious. We’ve got vegan dishes, vegetarian dishes and most of our dishes can be changed into vegan or vegetarian. They’re fantastic dishes.”
TIM’S PASSION: Tim added, “My passion is homemade ice cream. It’s one of the things I just love to make. Initially we will have vanilla bean ice cream that will go with a couple of our deserts. We do a chocolate cookie with big chunks of dark chocolate. It will be served ala mode with the ice cream. It’s going to be amazing.”
THE CORK WALL: Tim tells a great story about how the corks came about. Tim explains, “Our cork wall…that was corks from the old Balaban’s. Their last night they were open, there were all the corks back there from when Balaban’s was open in the late 70s. People would just throw them back there and they had two big 33-gallon trash bags full of them and were hauling them out to the dumpster. Sean and I were sitting at the bar, and I was like, are you just going to take those to the trash? They got so much history behind them. So we took them and threw them in our car and put them in our basement thinking some day we’ll do something with them. I don’t know what and we ended up building the cork wall behind the bar…with the corks! So there is over 6000 corks up there. Yeh; it’s pretty crazy!”
WINES & COCKTAILS: Tim explained, “Here at Timothy’s our cocktail program…it’s classic cocktails. Wine list is right now at 100 bottles.” Tim starts to smiling while saying, “that’s Steven’s forte. He’s ah…incredible. He’s been working on it for a long time now to get it perfected.”
THE COOK: Tim added, “Another thing that Timothy’s is very fortunate to have acquired is our Sous-Chef, Will.” None of this would be what it is today without him. “And having him part of the family, growing together, we are very fortunate. Let’s put it that way,” Tim says with a appreciative smile.
The website reads they are going to open August 6, 2021. Let’s congratulate the owners by stopping by for a great meal.
Tuesday – Thursday 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday – Saturday 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Sunday – Monday Closed.