Early Bird Restaurant Opens

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Linda McNabb and Shannon Ronning opened the Early Bird Restaurant in Pine, next to the Pine Hardware store, in early September. The restaurant serves traditional American favorites, including biscuits and gravy and homemade pies.

For you early risers, catch the early worm at the Early Bird Restaurant, which recently opened in Pine off Highway 87.

Mother and daughter team Linda McNabb and Shannon Ronning put more than two months worth of work into cleaning up the homestyle restaurant, adding a fresh coat of paint, new booths and their own special touches.

The space, at 3618 Highway 87, was formerly occupied by the Circle P Ranch Restaurant, which closed down some months ago.

McNabb, who has worked 26 years behind the scenes as a cook, said it had always been a dream of hers to one day open and run her own restaurant.

On Sept. 4, this dream came true thanks to help from her husband and daughter.

“This is something I always wanted to do,” she said.

McNabb said the Early Bird offers the cheapest, most appetizing breakfast in Pine, and they open their doors everyday at 6 a.m. The Early Bird breakfast includes three eggs, choice of meat, hash browns or home fries, two pancakes or biscuit and gravy for $7.50.

“The biggest compliment we hear is that the prices are real reasonable,” Ronning said.

Dinner and lunch specials include meatloaf on Wednesday, fish fry on Friday and steaks on Saturday. Homemade pies are made daily, and burgers are made fresh and are never frozen.

McNabb described the food as all-American homemade fare.

For more information, call (928) 476-4092. The Early Bird is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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