The Ruby Slipper holds soft opening Sept. 12Published 6:34pm Wednesday, September 11, 2013
While there are a number of vegetarian-inspired dishes, Archer and her partners do not want people to assume there are only vegetarian dishes on the menu. The Ruby Slipper’s mantra is “fresh food.”
This means a rotating menu, said Keith, based on what’s seasonal and available – fish, mixed greens salads, Paninis, omelets, eggplant rollatini, pearl couscous with gouda cheese, a seaweed salad and Portobello mushrooms stuffed with crab meat are just a few possibilities.
Keith said the hard work and support of people like Bob and Jackie Lane, Crys Armbrust, Mike Karaman, Dean Trakas, Dale Musselwhite and others have meant much to he and Archer as they worked through renovations of the building and plans for the new restaurant.
“We appreciate your support and confidence in what we are trying to do,” Keith said. “The purpose and dream of the Ruby Slipper is to promote a new sense of community and compassion where we build up all of our local businesses.”
The other tenant in the St. Luke’s Plaza building and the Ruby Slipper’s neighbor, Terra On Trade, opened Saturday, Sept. 6. Since moving the store to its new location from the other end of N. trade Street, Terra On Trade’s owner Brooke Walton has expanded the store’s hours.