This week, we get a glimpse into a day in the life of Holliston Grill owners David Ullenbruch and Pam Zicko. For more than nine years, the husband and wife team has owned the grill, which is located at 800 Washington St.
David: I get here around quarter after 5—5:30 a.m., and the first thing I do is start the water for the coffee. I run two pots of water through to get it warmed up, so that way, the first pot of coffee is nice and hot. I then fire up the grill, and once that’s hot, I get the homefries on and get them cooking, and then the scrambled eggs.
I take care of the early morning crowd, local contractors that come in every morning for toast and coffee. At 6:30 a.m., our regular crowd starts coming in. We take care of them, and while doing that, we prepare for lunch, getting soups and whatever the specials are going to be ready.
We do breakfast all day. If people want breakfast at lunchtime, they get breakfast at lunchtime. We close at 2 p.m., when we clean up and get ready for the next day.
Pam: A typical day for me is coming into the restaurant, helping my husband cut up homefries, waiting on some of the customers, going to the bank, going home to do the paperwork, and going to bed.
I love it here. I love seeing everybody and meeting everybody and playing with kids. That’s my favorite part. If they have their birthday, they get to pick from the birthday box. I love that.
We have rules here and we tell the kids that we have rules here. They need to sit in their seat, and when they finish their food they can have a lollipop.