New restaurant opens at famend website

VALLEY BEND — A brand new restaurant has opened in a constructing that housed a well-loved native eatery for many years.

Candy T’s Nation Kitchen opened in January off of Route 250 in Valley Bend, on the website the place C&J’s Restaurant operated for near 40 years.

“I all the time say that we’ve one thing for everyone,” co-owner Marcus Blankeship instructed The Inter-Mountain. “If you happen to can’t discover one thing on our menu, you’re undoubtedly an actual choosy eater.”

Candy T’s menu presents every little thing from scorching canine and burgers, to pasta, seafood, and nation fried steak, to meatloaf, fried hen and the restaurant’s extraordinarily fashionable hen fingers.

“We provide southern-style home-cooked meals, together with our nation fried steak, our selfmade meatloaf, and our well-known hen fingers, that are Candy T brined,” Blankenship stated.

“Folks are available in for the hen fingers on a regular basis and it’s certainly one of our prime sellers. Or they get the hen sandwich as a result of they’ll get it Candy T brined additionally. And we undergo loads of burgers, that’s for positive. I feel how we season and sluggish cook dinner the burgers, that makes them so good. You may construct your burger any means you need it. And our scorching canine chili is selfmade.”

Blankenship, who owns the enterprise with Matt Ford, stated clients received’t depart the restaurant hungry.

“One factor about us is our portion sizes. You’re not going to go away hungry after consuming right here,” stated Blankenship. “Most individuals take loads of their meals house with them. I’ve been instructed that I would like to chop a few of our parts again, however we’re not going to do this as a result of we’re a southern-style restaurant and within the south you be sure you are full and take house leftovers.”

Candy T’s starter menu options every little thing from mozzarella sticks to fried pickles and fried inexperienced tomatoes. The restaurant additionally presents an array of deserts together with pies, desserts and selfmade cupcakes.

The consolation meals restaurant additionally presents a weekly particular, which this week is a Mom’s Day function that may run all weekend lengthy and contains a meal consisting of a marinated eight-ounce New York Strip, two sides, a salad and selfmade rolls.

After the Easter vacation, Candy T’s additionally started serving breakfast on the weekends. After Memorial Day, the institution will begin serving breakfast 5 days per week. The breakfast menu options many breakfast objects, together with omelets and biscuits with selfmade gravy.

The institution additionally has a walk-up window the place clients can order something from the menu, together with ice cream.

Each Blankenship and Ford have intensive backgrounds within the meals enterprise, so when the chance arose for them to open their very own restaurant, they jumped on the likelihood.

“We have now each labored within the restaurant trade and hospitality for 20-plus years,” stated Blankenship. “We all the time talked about opening our personal restaurant and it by no means actually got here to fruition till our preliminary investor, Jonthan Kyle, helped us with the chance to open the constructing we’re in. C&J’s was a staple within the Valley and we’ve revamped it slightly bit.”

Candy T’s Nation Kitchen is open Wednesday by way of Sunday. For extra info, go to the restaurant’s Fb web page or name 304-335-1027.