Hattie’s Restaurant at 45 Phila St. will celebrate 75 years in business with an anniversary party Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The offerings will include a $1.38 menu, 50-cent draft beers and great drink specials. Hattie’s famous fried chicken will be among the items served on the $1.38 menu.
“We were looking for a fun and unique way to pay homage to the year 1938, which is when the restaurant opened, and we came up with the $1.38 menu,” said chef and co-owner Jasper Alexander. “It’s our way to thank the community that has supported us all these years.”
A commemorative Hattie’s Magazine will be launched that day and will be available for guests to take home as a keepsake. Hattie’s has an insert highlighting the employees who have been with the eatery the longest. Two employees who have been there the longest will be honored that day: Ernest Waters, who has been at Hattie’s for 35 years, and Annette Vanderwater, who has been there 18 years.
“It was so much fun putting together all the photos, and reliving the stories of Hattie’s past and present,” said co-owner Beth Alexander.
Mayor Scott Johnson will be on hand to make a proclamation at the event.
Entertainment for the party will be provided by Hot Club of Saratoga, a gypsy swing jazz band playing music from the 1930s to the early ’50s.
No reservations necessary. Call 584-4790 for more details.
Hattie’s Restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hattie’s Chicken Shack in Wilton is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Alexanders also operate Hattie’s Track Shack at the Saratoga Race Course.
Hattie’s Restaurant has achieved national recognition with features in “The New York Times,” “Gourmet Magazine,” “Food and Wine,” and other prominent publications. In 2006, Hattie’s was featured on the Food Networks’ “Throwdown!” with Bobby Flay.
See www.hattiesrestaurant.com and www.hattieschickenshacks.com.