September 28, 2022

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Cooking is a hobby

Got Chew Grill brings scratch-made breakfast and lunch to Hope Mills

Observe: The cafe will be managing on a confined foundation from April 14 to 22. 

HOPE MILLS — You never usually discover a restaurant that serves housemade croissants, burgers, Korean beef bulgogi and Puerto Rican-model roast pork on one menu, but Stacie Ahn’s route to running Acquired Chew Grill in Hope Mills is just not a typical a person both. 

From 2012 to 2014, Ahn owned the Antique Bakery and Cafe in the Westwood Purchasing Center in Fayetteville. Immediately after the bakery closed, she took a crack from the kitchen and targeted on volunteer work with Fayetteville Metropolis Rescue Mission, Fayetteville Point out University’s Murchison Street farmers market and other companies. 

Stacie Ahn, left, and Luis Irizarry are co-owners of Got Chew Grill at 5463 Trade St. in Hope Mills.

In 2017, her partner acquired stationed in Korea, where by they lived for 4 decades. In Korea, Ahn labored as a cook below various Korean chefs, exactly where she received the opportunity to best her recipes for bulgogi, bibimbap and other Korean dishes. 

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She returned to Fayetteville previous May perhaps and speedily located herself back again in the food stuff small business. In August, she partnered with Luis Irizarry, also an Military veteran, on the Bought Chew foodstuff truck, mixing Ahn’s Korean dishes with Irizarry’s Puerto Rican recipes on 1 menu. 

A croffle topped with strawberries at Got Chew Grill at 5463 Trade St. in Hope Mills.

Irizarry is a restaurant veteran all-around Hope Mills, obtaining operate the former Trade Avenue Cafe and Lou’s Backstreet Grill. At the time, they have been employing the kitchen at 5463 Trade St. as a commissary kitchen for the food items truck, as well as the base for Irizarry’s catering company, Elite Catering.

But Ahn explained the cafe space was way too good to use only for its kitchen. So on March 15, they opened Obtained Chew Grill.