The Moore American

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January 16, 2013

Family offers hot, made-to-order fare



This tag-team approach to business and raising their young family works and the children, like their father and grandfather before them, are growing up in the restaurant business.

Braxton, 4, opens the cash register and snags a coin, which he announces will be of use to him at Andy Alligators later on while brother, Carter, 2, plays at a nearby booth.

The Evanses met while attending Southern Nazarene University where she earned a degree in psychology and he earned one in biology.

Neither has any formal education in the restaurant business, so when they decided to open shop, Justin Evans’ parents came from Colorado to Oklahoma to help remodel the building and to teach the next generation how to run a restaurant that competes with the big box restaurants in a very big way.

“The Italian restaurant business in Moore is growing,” Melissa Evans said. “Although all the big franchise ones are not here yet, they will come eventually. I think keeping the small restaurant in mind when you go out to eat is important because we’re your neighbors and we just want to share really good food.”

The couple caters, too.

Melissa Evans said they can do whatever their customers want for any number of people. She said some people go with pastas and others go with a Mexican burrito bar. Yes, there are a few Mexican items on the menu all because of Justin Evans’ homemade green chili.

Whether it’s the green chili or Italian fare, family atmosphere, or service, customers keep coming back.

“It’s rewarding to get feedback when people enjoy their meal,” Melissa Evans said. “It’s nice to have return customers who enjoy the service.”

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