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Good gravy! New diner opens on island - The Galveston County Daily News : Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

November 25, 2014

Good gravy! New diner opens on island

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 3:35 am, Tue May 13, 2014.

Dishing it: Islanders have more lunch options. Rebecca Chavarria has opened Mel’s Blueplate Diner, 910 38th St. The eatery, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, serves up authentic diner food and blueplate specials daily. Along with the daily specials, such fare as chicken-fried steak, chicken-fried chicken and desserts, including banana pudding, are always on the menu.

The diner is named for Chavarria’s sister Melanie, who died a little more than a year ago. For more than 10 years, the sisters had planned to go into business together. Although it wasn’t easy, Chavarria decided to move ahead with plans. She opened the eatery about two weeks ago, advertising mostly by word-of-mouth.

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