|An undated photo of what Manory's once looked like.|
|The familiar silver coffee pot hangs |
over the main entrance.
In this instance, the city's oldest restaurant will be staying up later.
Effective this Wednesday, Manory's is going beyond its traditional breakfast and lunch service that begins at 6:30 a.m. by staying open until 11 p.m. and expanding its menu. All the while, some remodeling work will continue.
Manory's has operated at the same site -- 99 Congress Street at 4th Street -- since 1913. Its lavish breakfast dishes have become iconic in the city, including such items as apple cider donut French toast, peanut butter chocolate pancakes, New Orleans pulled pork and eggs Benedict, and its rich milk shakes.
The restaurant was founded by Joseph and Antoinette Appio Manory, and operated by members of the family well into the 1990s. Lou and Jennifer Marchese are the current proprietors. Lou's father had purchased Manory's in 1991 from Anthony Manory, the last member of the family to own the business.