Tuesday, April 19, 2011
New outdoor dining space will seat 60.
Work continues on a new addition to Fernando’s Mexican Restaurant in Dacula. The new outdoor patio will have dining space for 60 and will feature televisions, a bar, a beer cooler, ceiling fans and water features. The owners of Fernando’s, Jerry and Judy Pilet, bought out their partners about 19 months ago and have since made several changes at the restaurant. “We’ve continually and aggressively improved it,” Jerry Pilet said. “This addition that we’ve done on the patio is another enhancement to Fernando’s.” Pilet hopes to have the addition completed by May 5, Cinco de Mayo.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Dacula is the place to be for live weekend entertainment.
Friends will host two bands this weekend. On Friday, check out Kurt Scobie. On Saturday, the Daniel Lee Band will be performing. Don’t forget to head back to Friends next Tuesday, March 8, for their Mardi Gras celebration. Greedy White Citizens will be the featured band. Friends will also host a masquerade costume party with a special dinner of Cajun foods including shrimp etouffee, rice and beans, seafood gumbo and more. For daily specials and more information about upcoming events, follow Friends on Facebook. Dos Copas Pacifico Grill and Cantina will hold a disc jockey dance party this Friday. On Sunday, you can head back to the restaurant to enjoy NASCAR from Las Vegas on the big screen. Visit Dos Copas’ Facebook page for more. …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Dacula Patch picks the best places to watch the Super Bowl.
Starting today, Patch will run a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches to date night destinations and more. This week, Dacula Patch offers suggestions for the best places to watch Super Bowl XLV: In addition to Del Rio’s regular all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet, the restaurant will have an $8.95 “Super Super Bowl Buffet” during the game. The buffet will feature Del Rio’s famous jumbo wings in eight flavors ranging from …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Some businesses remained open, others forced to close doors for days.
After keeping his Dacula restaurants closed for two days, Jerry Pilet decided to open the doors on Wednesday. Though Pilet doubted many people would actually venture out in such treacherous conditions, he had several calls from customers wanting to know when his Fernando’s and Del Rio restaurants would be open for business. “We were kind of surprised about that,” he said. While losing two days’ worth of business is difficult, Pilet felt closing the restaurants was the right thing to do. “We just felt like it was a safety issue,” he said. Even though normal operations were suspended, Pilet and his employees made the best of things by handling some maintenance work and making preparations for Saturday’s Atlanta Falcons football viewing event…