Jules's and Lilly's Story
My personal history has revolved around food since I was a very young girl. My father was the cook in our family, and as a busy single father he was given to interesting and creative meals on the fly. He enjoyed cooking; I could tell it was a release for him.
My brothers and I also had a series of housekeepers that introduced us to various ethnic foods. Down Home Southern Cookin' from my beloved Bessie and her partner in laughter, Grace Ann. We celebrated Passover with the Ecksteins and learned quickly how delicious beef tongue is (excellent with ketsup). From the Chungs I learned to chop vegetables in beautiful ways, safely and quickly. I was 10.
As a teenager in high school (1975), I began waiting tables at an iconic vegetarian restaurant called The Laughing Man. I understood right away that I was embracing a lifestyle and it has been my passion ever since. I have always believed in affordable, delicious and shall we say, fluid food that changes with the seasons.
Life has taken me some interesting places-from the Deep South to Dubai to Martha's Vineyard and many places in between. From every sojourn I have filled my senses with the culture of the local kitchens. The ways that meals unite us is so universal.
It is my true belief that beautiful food can be bountiful, beautiful, tasty and affordable.
I love beautiful food, a lovely atmosphere and fun! Growing up in the restaurant industry only increased my love of ALL those things. My mom (Jules) introduced me to an incredible amount of food knowledge from an early age. She inspired me to always try new and exciting foods, from rattlesnake to sushi (at age 5). I have very early memories of being in the kitchen and directing her sous chefs on meat temperatures and plating(precocious much?).
I love food so much and it makes me incredibly happy to serve beautiful and plentiful dishes at Morning Glory. The restaurant itself is one of my great loves, besides Gizmo my pug of course. The restaurant industry can be incredibly difficult but I find it very fulfilling. I like nothing more than making someone's day better with a good nutritious meal, a delicious cocktail and fantastic conversation. Food equates love in my mind.
I think we serve the community's belly with our menu and their soul with our hospitality. Please come join us for a filling and friendly meal!