It’s Good To Have Sheila Back Cooking Again
I’ve lived here for almost 20 years now. During that time I have come to know and enjoy two Sheila and Ruth, the latter a Jersey girl, and together the parents of Tiger Lily.
Anyone who knows Sheila knows she can cook. She and her partner created, owned, and ran a place called Gypsy 360 in Arroyo Seco some years back. That restaurant was an awesome place for Sunday breakfast of brunch – or anything else for that matter. They ran it successfully for years then sold it off to a couple that ran it into the ground and then shut it. (Of interest, maybe only to me, was that that transaction was based on the whisper number and not the ones given to the IRS. But I digress.)
After some time off Sheila and Ruth came back with a vengeance, with a new place in the Overland Sheepskin Compound. She quickly was a success in a space no one else could. And her business grew. With that came the need to hire more people, something historically she was reluctant to do. And with those new employees came one or more people selling dope out the back door when no one was looking. Sheila did not like that at all and reacted by shutting the place down.
More recently Sheila opened a place north of the Old Blinking Light, where she never stood a chance. But that led her to her new location and new incarnation called Hero’s just off the plaza on Juan Largo. The menu is short and simple and I’m sure the food will be fresh and remarkable.
This town needs Sheila in business and creating great food. It is good to have her back.