Poem: Geppetto’s Restaurant (1977 – 2011)

Poem: Geppetto’s Restaurant (1977 – 2011)

Following the theme of Ashland history from my previous post about 4th of July parades 100 years ago and more, here is more recent history. Here is a poem about a favorite Ashland restaurant for 30+ years, that sadly is no more.
(Fuzzy photo of Geppetto’s front in the old days)

Geppetto’s Restaurant (1977 – 2011)

Your reputation precedes you
And brought me to your door –
Yes, the first door I entered
The day I first arrived in Ashland –
I entered to enjoy the “world famous eggplant burger,”
And I return for it again and again

Best eggplant burgers
Best parade wontons
Best wait-staff tattoos
Most unusual friendly wait-staff
Most stunning madrone wood sculpture
On the back room wall

Definitely an Ashland restaurant institution…
Where I feel right at home

(Written on my check: EPBgro, translated as eggplant burger with grilled onions – $6.75)

Peter Finkle, written July 30, 2009


1 Comment
  • Regina Croteau
    Posted at 15:13h, 04 August Reply

    Many a meal taken with many friends. Loved the eggplant burger!

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