James Rada, Jr.
Emmitsburg News Journal
Bob Hance plans on making
Redís Tavern on Chesapeake Avenue a true
Emmitsburg restaurant, but he needs the help
The new restaurant
that is replacing Smokehouse Alley will have
an Emmitsburg baseball theme to it, including
pictures and other mementos. To begin creating
the shrine to Emmitsburg baseball, Hance said
he is hoping that residents will donate photo
reproductions of historical Emmitsburg
baseball photos to him. He then plans on
adding them to his baseball displays within
As for the food, Hance
said, "Redís Tavern is a return to country
cooking that I have learned this town wants."
This include serving
popular Emmitsburg favorites like slippery
chicken pot pie and hamburgers made with meat
from Norman Shriverís Meat Market.
Redís Tavern also
gives customers a lot for the money. Daily
specials are only $5.25 for a full country
"Redís Tavern is going
to be in the tradition of the old Ballfield
Tavern and One More Tavern," Hance said.
He wants Redís Tavern
to be the place where locals go to eat. He
will offer hearty food made with local
ingredients as much as possible like turkey
from Hillside Farms and eggs from Weikertís
Farm. In the future he also hopes to offer
There had been talk in
town last month that Stavros Pizza would
relocate to the building. Hance said he tried
to reach an agreement for that, but it just
didnít happen. So he decided to pursue another
Redís Tavernís cook is
Debbie Hamilton and Fred Hawk is the bar
manager. The restaurant is open Monday through
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
To find out the daily
specials or other items on the menu, call
Redís Tavern at 301-447-6749.
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