Jeff Ashford and his wife Amal, both avid cooks, have always dreamed of owning their own restaurant. In May of 2015, they made their dream came true; Jeff and Amal redesigned and opened a refurbished food truck in Dutton, Ontario. In 2016 the truck was moved to the restaurant location and operated while the restaurant was being renovated.
Now in 2017, the Ashford’s have opened Take A Bite Social Eatery in New Glasgow, just south of Rodney, Ontario, close to the Port Glasgow Marina. With Amal having over 10 years of experience in the food industry, opening a restaurant was a natural step for her to share her talents of cooking authentic Lebanese cuisine.
One of the things that sets Take A Bite Social Eatery apart is the variety of different foods that they have to offer. In addition to the Lebanese foods, they serve traditional hot dogs, hamburgers, and hand cut fries, as well as deep fried delicacies, fish and chips, homemade pizzas, authentic smoked BBQ and locally made desserts. Amal takes care of Lebanese specialties such as Shawarma, hummus, babaghanouj, pita chips, wrapped grape leaves, mezza and homemade falafel, all made from coveted family recipes, while Jeff operates the smokers.
The Ashfords take great pride in the quality of food and service they provide, going to great lengths to source their ingredients locally and make almost everything they serve from scratch. Stop by Jeff and Amal’s restaurant and they will encourage you to “take a bite” and try something new by offering bite-sized samples of some of their menu items for free.
Hours: Wednesday through Friday: 11am – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 8pm
Address: 22354 Talbot Line New Glasgow, ON N0L 2C0