Monday, February 23, 2009


Last July we ran a piece called “Celebrate your Independents.” The piece talked about how people should support locally owned businesses in their community. Studies have shown that money you spend with locally owned independent businesses keep approximately 3.5 times more money in our community then spending it with chains.

Every couple weeks we will feature a locally owned independent business – we encourage our readers, when looking to spend your hard earned dollars, first look at local businesses first.

Our first featured business is Krazy Mac’s located at Broad and Cedar in downtown Elyria.

Krazy Mac’s became famous at first because of their battle with Elyria’s Design Review Committee over their sign. That battle is over and now it’s time for people to put their butts in the seats to see that the food is what will make Krazy Mac’s famous for the long haul.

Last Friday the owner of Krazy Mac’s changed the menu around to accommodate a few new items. Although he removed my favorite dish, Cheeseburger Mac, I chose to forgive him and gave the new menu a try on Saturday. I ordered the Homemade Meatloaf which comes with a side of either Mac & Cheese or Fries – I went with the Mac & Cheese – and mixed vegetables. I switched up the veggies for a side of slaw. First let me say that when Krazy Mac’s labels something “Homemade” they mean it! This was, by far, the best Meatloaf I have ever had at a restaurant. (Disclaimer: Nobody makes a better Meatloaf than my Mom, but she lives in Texas.) The Meatloaf was very tasty and the gravy was great. Someone asked me if they have the option to have mashed potatoes as a side, I don’t believe they do – but you gotta try it with the Mac & Cheese, very good. My bill for the two generous slices of Meatloaf, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw and Bread Stick was $7.95.

Also new on the menu you will find, a Breaded Shrimp Basket, Breaded Pork Chops and Crispy Chicken Tenders.

Krazy Mac’s has Lunch Specials that run Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm for only $5.95.

Although carry out is available I encourage people to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere inside the restaurant – you can also sit and watch the traffic go by!

If you have a suggestion for our readers of a great locally owned independent business – doesn’t have to be a restaurant – please feel free to let everybody know by writing them in the comment section. You are able to do this without signing your full name too.

The last time we did this our readers really created a long list – let’s do that again and get the word out on some of our local businesses.

If you have a business that you want featured please drop me an email @ - please put Featured Business Idea in the subject line.

Now head to downtown Elyria and get Krazy with Krazy Mac’s, might see you there.


Anonymous Sue said...

You should link this story to their website!

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try Nancy's Main Street Diner in Grafton. Wonderful, homemade tasting food. Daily specials and desserts. In the summer they serve soft serve ice cream. Every time I've been there the food has been wonderful.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Dave K said...

One word....


Best BBQ anywhere close. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had, and I've had alot of BBQ.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you love BBQ, you must try Rotuno's Texas Style BBQ on 515 N. Abbe Road in Elyria. They have the best BBQ in the area. I love their pulled pork and also their sausage. The side dishes are great too - I am especially fond of their cheese potatoes.

12:31 PM  

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