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A Centennial Celebration of the Bright Star Restaurant
by Bright Star Restaurant Inc and Gene Stallings and Richard Shelby




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Like the celestial body after which it was named, the Bright Star Restaurant has served as a beacon that has attracted people to downtown Bessemer, Alabama, for 100 years. During that time, the restaurant has become a landmark in the city to which its history has been inextricably linked. This book is the story of the Greek immigrant who left his tiny village in the rugged mountains of Greece's Peloponnesos region for the uncertainty of a new life in a new country. The story traces the founding of the restaurant in 1907 and the family that continues the tradition of fine food and genuine hospitality that began there a century ago. More than a history of a brick-and-mortar business, the book is the story of people--the excitement of the immigrants seeking a better life for their families, a family known for commitment to their community, and the evolution of a restaurant from a small caf with a horseshoe-shaped bar to one of the true landmarks on the culinary landscape of Alabama. Steelworkers to senators, all have enjoyed the Bright Star's fine food and have experienced the genuine southern hospitality of the restaurant's owners. In addition to being a great place to eat, the Bright Star has developed a reputation for being part of the city's "family." Legions of loyal patrons have made the Bright Star their restaurant of choice for everything from a casual lunch to the setting for a festive holiday gathering.

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Overview

Like the celestial body after which it was named, the Bright Star Restaurant has served as a beacon that has attracted people to downtown Bessemer, Alabama, for 100 years. During that time, the restaurant has become a landmark in the city to which its history has been inextricably linked. This book is the story of the Greek immigrant who left his tiny village in the rugged mountains of Greece's Peloponnesos region for the uncertainty of a new life in a new country. The story traces the founding of the restaurant in 1907 and the family that continues the tradition of fine food and genuine hospitality that began there a century ago. More than a history of a brick-and-mortar business, the book is the story of people--the excitement of the immigrants seeking a better life for their families, a family known for commitment to their community, and the evolution of a restaurant from a small caf with a horseshoe-shaped bar to one of the true landmarks on the culinary landscape of Alabama. Steelworkers to senators, all have enjoyed the Bright Star's fine food and have experienced the genuine southern hospitality of the restaurant's owners. In addition to being a great place to eat, the Bright Star has developed a reputation for being part of the city's "family." Legions of loyal patrons have made the Bright Star their restaurant of choice for everything from a casual lunch to the setting for a festive holiday gathering.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780817315986
  • ISBN-10: 0817315985
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 170
  • Dimensions: 9.03 x 8.91 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.57 pounds


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