By Samantha Evans
On August 5, 2013, Lovely’s Delight opened its doors on Don Mackay Blvd next door to Agape Dental under the motto: “A Good Meal, A Good Deal.” They specialize in pizzas and pizza turnovers but they offer a wide variety of dishes on their menu including sub sandwiches and wraps served with several meat choices, snacks served with fries and cole slaw or a salad, fritters, salads, breads and pastries.
New to the menu are chicken fritters, broccoli salad, loaded potato, and pizza fries. Breads and pastries are served every other day and specials change daily so persons are asked to call to find out what is available.
Breads include coconut, white, raisin cinnamon, combo and wheat. Sweets include assorted cookies, cupcakes and guava duff. Drinks include Shirley Temple, fruit punch, daiquiri, milk shakes and assorted drinks. Also new to the menu are sliders which are burger combos where patrons can choice three types of burgers from fish, chicken, conch or regular beef burger.
These sliders are great and have been hot sellers since they were introduced to the Abaco community. In fact, since they opened, all new dishes have been well received. According to owner Lovely Reckley, they add new dishes frequently to see how well they will be received so the menu is still growing and being fine-tuned.
The school lunch program is still operational and to date all days have been booked except Tuesday so any school that wants to include Lovely’s Delight on their weekly school menu can call her to reserve the last available day. Catering is also available for weddings, parties, birthdays, church functions or any special event.
They are open Tuesday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday 8:30am to 4pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am to 10pm. The phone contact is 699-0310.
Joel’s Sweet Tooth
By Lee Pinder
Specializing in homemade pizza, Troy and Denise Sands have just opened a convenient Take-Out Shop right in the middle of Cherokee next to the Methodist Church.
Open six days a week from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (closed Sundays) to satisfy your “hungries”. They plan to both work at the shop, but, of course, Denise doesn’t arrive back in Cherokee until nearly 7:00 p.m., but Troy and his mother Cathy will be “holding down the fort” until she arrives.
This is not frozen pizza, but some of the best pizza you have ever eaten. Who knew Troy had this hidden talent?
Troy was born right in Cherokee and normally works in construction, but is taking a break while recovering from medical problems and Denise is a Dentist with Auskell Medical Clinic in Marsh Harbour. They have been married for four years and have a precious new baby boy named Joel, just eight months old.
They will make your pizza to order from scratch in three different sizes, Personal Pan, Medium and Large with a thick or thin crust (whichever you prefer), or they will have already prepared pizza available by-the-slice.
They plan to make these homemade pizzas every night except Tuesdays and Thursdays, but will still do special orders and if you call ahead at 366-2052 (or 242-554-8327), it will be H-O-T, ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
They will also be doing conch fritters and will carry a full line of chips and freshly made Popcorn and other snacks and a variety of ice creams, do milk shakes or sell it by the cone or by the cup and can make Ices and Slushies (just the thing for these hot summer nights) and will carry bottled water, sodas and Vita Malt.
Being a brand new establishment, they are not sure what the public wants, but are willing to try new things to satisfy their customer’s needs.