New team at helm of Miller Bakery Cafe
June 5, 2013 12:08PM
While attending an event last week I was reminded that Miller Bakery Café is once again up and running at 555 S. Lake St.
The re-opening was confirmed with an email blast sent hours later.
The restaurant, known for affordable and unique lunches and dinners, was reopened by Jack Strode, who has managed such Chicago restaurants as Smith and Wollensky, Rosebud Prime and The Cheesecake Factory. The announcement added that Strode is the third generation of his family to grow up along the Indiana shores of Lake Michigan.
The Miller Bakery Café was previously owned and operated by chef Gary Sanders, who closed the eatery in fall 2010 after 21 years. Strode said re-opening Miller Bakery Café is “a labor of love for us.”
He brought in Cheryl Bernacchi, a Harbor Country chef, as executive chef for Miller Bakery Café. Her background in the restaurant industry includes owner and executive chef for her restaurant Sautee in LaPorte.
The cafe will have a grand opening celebration at 5 p.m. Friday, June 14.
Miller Bakery Café is open for lunch and dinner with the following hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
For reservations, call 427-1446 and visit the website www.millerbakerycafe.com to check out the menus and for additional information.
A reminder that Sojourner Truth House’s “Taking Steps to End Homelessness” walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Froebel Alumni Park, 13th and Madison streets. Registration starts at 8 a.m.
This is the 14th year for the walk and benefits Sojourner Truth House’s continuing journey of helping homeless women and children get a brand new start in life.
Not only do you get to participate in a walk, Sojourner Truth House is directly across the street from the park and people will be available to give you information about their services.
You can also register online and donate. Go to www.walkforsth.org or call 947-8500.
If you love riding motorcycles and want to promote an end to violence, an anti-violence motorcycle ride is happening at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Genesis Convention Center. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m.
The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District presents the film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” by Banksy, with an introduction by Corey Hagelberg, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at 540 S. Lake St.
A press release from the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District reads that Banksy uses this film to “contribute to the conversation about art and authenticity.” Banksy has been a street artist since 1992 and is known throughout the world as one of the primary proponents of graffiti art.
Admission to the film screening is $12.