Five questions with Shaila Peil of Hickory Lodge
Q: How would you describe the Hickory Lodge to someone who's unfamiliar with it?
A: We're a full-service, family-friendly bar and restaurant located inside the Norwood Inn hotel that offers dine-in and delivery. We also have a banquet room that holds up to 200 people for events and meeting needs. We provide on-site and off-site food and bar catering.
Q: What are some of the more popular food items on the menu?
A: We have many popular items, from our homemade pizzas and fresh-ground burgers to our in-house hickory smoked ribs, steaks and broasted chicken.
Q: Besides the food, aren't there a lot of things to do while hanging out at the Hickory?
A: Yes, while your're out here having dinner and a drink with your family and friends, you can challenge them to a game of pool or darts. You can also play your favorite song on the juke box, try your chance to win on pull tabs or watch your favorite sports team on one of our 15 big-screen TVs. We also now have a small arcade for the kiddos.
Q: How long have you been at Hickory Lodge, and have you always been the manager?
A: I have been with Hickory since we opened it in September 2009. Hickory started out with a few owners that over the years decided to part ways and go down a different path in life — to get away from the night and weekend hours. Arond and I manage and own Hickory together; It most definitely is a team effort!
Q: Is there a night of the week when one has to go to the Hickory Lodge?
A: Any night Monday-Saturday is a good night to come on out. We have daily food specials!