|Golf course restaurant prepares for opening|
|April 04, 2013 Jerry Purvis|
Photo by Doug Harris/Gering Citizen Late afternoon sunlight shines on the pathway next to the restaurant at Monument Shadows. The restaurant will soon be open under the ownership of Sal Munoz in the name of Caddies Bar and Grill. Munoz is plans to have a kickoff event on Thursday, April 18.
Caddies Bar and Grill, the new clubhouse restaurant at Monument Shadows Golf Course in Gering, is getting ready for the start of the golf season.
Sal Munoz, one of the operators, said their liquor license has been approved by the City of Gering and they’re now waiting for approval from the state.
“We’re kind of in limbo right now, but we’re expecting to hear from them soon,” he said.
Munoz, who’s also in the construction business, said they’ve been busy with repainting, adding booths, updated lighting fixtures and other improvements to give the restaurant a more inviting, family-friendly atmosphere.
The Caddies menu will cater to the golfers Monday through Thursday with a different menu on Friday and Saturday, which will feature steaks, prime rib and shrimp.
“We’ll have featured items every day,” Munoz said. “We’ll also try to do a brunch on Sundays, so we’ll be open seven days a week during the golfing season.”
The first event at Caddies is Thursday, April 18 for the golf league kickoff, when they’ll be serving burgers for the golfers.
“We’re not sure whether we’ll have some soft openings before or after the 18th, but it’s all based on when the liquor license is approved,” he said.
Munoz has owned his own construction business for the past 12 years, and said he’s always wanted to venture into the restaurant or bar industry. And his two partners specialize in managing the kitchen and the front end of the restaurant.
“We thought the golf course would be a great location to make a run at making this a successful business,” he said. “It was a fast turnaround getting all this ready, but we’ve had some great help from the city.”
Munoz said the council has been very cooperative in helping with all the particulars of opening the business, and they’ve built a strong working relationship because of it.