By Ben McMillen
My wife and I made it a point to visit Hot Rod's for dinner at least once a month for Steaks. She would get a fillet and I would get the sirloin. I am also lucky enough that my office is within the same block so we would go at least twice a week for lunch. The prime rib special is pretty famous around here. Needless to say a big part of my week has been missing since the fire that swept through my favorite restaurant.
Rodney and Stephanie the owners hope to rebuild. My stomach just growled typing that. "It's going to take some time" they said. I will be first in line when they do.
Everyone has heard the details by now. There are several news articles about the fire on Sept 6th, 2018. You can also drive by and see the yellow tape, smoke stained brick, and blown out windows. Structurally, the building appears to be good. But what you don't see is the damage the fire did to this family owned business on the inside. It's a total loss. So, I waited a few weeks, then approached the family about taking some photos inside to show the public.
With permission, I grabbed my gear and took a tour of what's left of Hot Rods.
Ben McMillen is a professional photographer for McMillen Photography
You may also purchase Ben's local artwork at www.GreeneCountyPhotos.com