Brothers-in-law go into Lawncrest restaurant business

What used to be the Lawncrest Diner is now Munchie’s Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest, and the next generation of the Rising Sun Avenue diner will celebrate its grand opening Monday.

Owner Bob Convery promised Lawncrest residents fresh food, a family atmosphere and friendly, courteous service when he, brother-in-law and co-owner Mark Zawierucha, and chef Carlos Medina addressed the Lawncrest Community Association last week.

Convery, of Wissinoming took over the old diner about a month ago, and Munchie’s has been open with limited hours and a small menu since then. Come Monday, the Munchie’s menu will expand.

Convery and Zawierucha have talked for a long time about opening a bar and grill.

“Every time we do something, we cook for people,” Convery explained.

Medina has been testing his homemade french fries all week to prep for the opening, and though Convery says he’s partial to the “pretty amazing chili” he makes, he’s excited for filet mignon sandwich sauteed onions and mushrooms.

Munchie’s will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to start. As the owners find their footing, they’ll look to expand the hours and the small staff.

First, they’ll have to fill the fills the shoes of the former Lawncrest Diner.

“We’re trying o create a friendly and fun atmosphere with great service and good food,” Convery said. “We hope to make the people of Lawncrest happy like they used to be with the diner. We’re trying to upkeep or exceed those standards.”

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