Homage to my home town
New Falls diner features big menu items
Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 6:48 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:38 PM EDT
Posted by: Eli George
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - After serving in the Navy for seven
years, Dustin Douglas came back home to Niagara Falls and
wanted to do something to give back to the community.
He thought what better way to do that then to open a restaurant
and feed people. So he purchased the old Around The Clock Cafe,
which had special meaning to him.
"My dad actually worked for Anthony Gugino, which was the
original owner of Around The Clock. We were sitting around the
kitchen one day and he said, "Why don't you try to get the old
Around The Clock? That is a nice place."" So we got this place. It
has a lot of memories to the entire community," explained Douglas.
Douglas wants to pay homage to his home, so the walls of the new
Over Dose Cafe are decorated with old pictures of Niagara Falls as
kind of a reminder to the way it was and drive to bring that back.
Visitors will also soon be seeing decorations to honor others who
serve Niagara Falls. Douglas said he wants to give back to them as
"What we do is we offer a lot of discounts to people who give back
to the community. I.E. the fireman, the policeman, and all the
government employees," he said.
For breakfast, the cafe's specialty is a 14-inch, over-the-plate
pancake. Douglas says it is the equivalent of 10 regular pancakes.
One of the grills they will use was purchased in the auction at
Earl's Drive-In in Chaffee.
For lunch and dinner, if you have a big stomach they have a one
pound burger available and a two-foot long hot dog.