The owners of Dresden Take Out hope their new lunch counter with 14 bright red stools for customers to enjoy breakfast and lunch will make the store in the village a place to meet people and enjoy home-cooked food.
“I used to work here part time, so I did know what it was capable of,” said Kathy Dubord, who owns and runs the store with her husband, Mason Dubord. The Dubords met when she was a store employee. “We have a vision for what it can become,” she said.
The place was a literal meeting place for them and they eventually got married, making the couple a team. She does the cooking and he does the construction and maintenance, and mans the gun department, which the couple opened in October 2017.
The store’s staff shares the cooking duties for a full menu of breakfast and lunch items, which include a variety of bakery goods made from scratch in the store.
Customers can choose from a wide range of goodies, such as regular whoopie pies, the cookie kind, and even Oreo whoopie pies, plus pastries like homemade cream horns. Kathy Dubord’s eyes lit up when she spoke of the special cheesecake recipes, which have been a hit in the store, along with homemade Mounds and peanut-butter bars.
The list goes on, with specialties like homemade sausage and gravy, homemade beef chips and gravy, and a variety of omelets, waffles, and breakfast and lunch combos.
The menu changes from time to time. “People let us know what they feel like having,” Kathy Dubord said.
Some days the workers arrive early in the morning and feel like making something different or have seen a recipe somewhere and make it as a special.
Take-home meals, freshly made then frozen, have become another popular offering.
Everything from American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, chicken Alfredo, pot roast, meatloaf, stuffed chicken dinners, and spaghetti and meatballs give regulars and visitors alike plenty of choices.
For beverages to take home, Mason Dubord keeps what he called the largest beer cave in Dresden amply stocked.
The Dresden Take Out is at 537 Gardiner Road (Route 27), at the bottom of the hill in Dresden Mills. For more information, call 656-3076.