#ThursdayDoors — Chad at Gregory’s

You know how sometimes you’re exhausted of Macy’s on a December Saturday, and you’re on your way to pick up pho and taro bubble tea because for some reason your husband wanted Vietnamese cuisine midday?
You know how sometimes you wanna feast on some delicious Russian cuisine, but also, you wanna listen to live blues or classical music while you eat it?
Well then there’s nothing here for you.

I was tired of the shopping, as I was born tired of shopping, and I was a lil bit hangry and I was drivin to pho when I saw this place. It’s in one of the strips in the mall parking lot. (Where pho is, but not, because I can’t find pho unless I’m ON 82nd Street, because people were all “It’s 1986! Let’s make the buildings all look the same!”)

Anyway, this place fits a real specific niche.


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That caught my attention. I was doin a drive-by, cause I knew y’all wanted to see this, but I didn’t wanna get out of the car AGAIN.

As I crept up on the door, a man came out and introduced himself as Chad. He had long hair and wore a fancy yarmulke, so I wasn’t expecting him to be a Chad. Chad told me he appreciated my promotion, and he was glad I liked the door.


He said sometime, I need to come in and eat.

“Will do,” I said, only half meaning it. You know, in that introvert comfort creature kinda way — if i ever wanna try something new, and if i feel like putting on pants and a bra and shoes and if i’ve got enough energy to leap into public spaces with live music, i will certainly keep your place in mind.

I looked it up online. Rave reviews for the food and the hospitality. Menu got me like Oh Yes, Thanks!
So yes, Chad, I will actually come in and eat. Perhaps on date night.

That’s the thing about doors, we always wanna know what’s behind them.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.

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70 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Chad at Gregory’s

  1. loisajay says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen a restaurant that advertises Russian food. Let us know how date night goes there, Joey. Tell Chad I said, “Hi.”

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  2. It does look like a really interesting place to go!

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  3. Ditto me as regards, “what’s Russian food like?” Do let us know if and when bras and stars align.

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  4. Oh, so curious about the menu, all I understand is Borscht, but not a huge fan. Please explore more. Inquiring minds want to know !!!

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Add me to the list of folks interested in learning more about the menu. Shopping can be tiring. Forget “can be” shopping is tiring. Thanks for the drive by. Inquiring minds and all of that. BTW, loved the comment on the lack of imagination in the 80s with respect to building (although I’d expand that to much more).

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    So I was too curious – I had to go look at the menu myself. In all honesty Russian food would be a mystery to me as well. I mean aside from borscht, potatoes, cabbage, caviar and vodka… πŸ˜‰
    I have to say, after looking at the menu I would give this place a try. Please keep us posted when you go back and please tell Chad he’s got a nice door πŸ˜€

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    • joey says:

      Yeah, the menu definitely looks good, and the reviews are great, so Imma check it out, and I’ll be sure to pass on the good wishes of our #ThursdayDoors group!


  7. Sounds like an interesting and fun place! Great find!

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  8. Susanne says:

    Mmm. Borscht. Vodka. What more does a body need in winter?

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  9. scr4pl80 says:

    Date night for sure. Chad sounds like he’s good for at least an appetizer comp.

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  10. Was he a hanging Chad? πŸ™‚ Ha! A little non-nasty political humor is always good, I think. Anyhoo, I vote for pho/Vietnamese food/bubble tea. But Russian at another time would be good, too.


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  11. JT Twissel says:

    Sounds like my kind of place! Classical music and borscht. Can’t beat that.

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  12. prior.. says:

    oh indeed we do want to always know what is behind them and what a nice encounter.
    and it does seem to fit a specific niche – the signs on the glass say dine-in – live jazz… parities…. and take out – that sums it up.
    and speaking of atypical names – Gregory’s doesn’t feel russian – but I heard people sometimes pick a more American name for ease. For example, I knew a guy with a soft Indian accent. Months after I knew him as Nick – he shared is real name – which was something like Nadihiri – and he said he did not mind going by Nick – not just for ease – but made him feel fitting in.
    and I feel kind in the know with the Pho being pronounced fuh (something like that – right?)

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    • joey says:

      Yes, pho is fuh. Yep. Although the place we go to is called Pho Tasty, and you’d think the whole pronunciation thing would make it less appealing, but no P I’m just glad The Mister has finally found something yummy on their menu!
      We will definitely check out the Russian place πŸ™‚

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  13. Joey, ya never know until you try something if you like it or not. πŸ˜‰ Awesome door! πŸ™‚

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  14. Great door! It’s always fun to stumble upon something new and interesting…that actually strikes your fancy. The menu looks intriguing. I hope you have a wonderful future date night there!

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  15. Luanne says:

    Love it! And Russian food? YES.

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    Chad’s place looks like it’s got it going on. What a fun find. Now all that’s left to do is override your introvert setting, and go check out the food.

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  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    I think you should say hi to Chad from all of us πŸ™‚

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  18. pluviolover says:

    Plan ta chow down on some Roosky vittles? I wonder what they eat.

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  19. Benson says:

    I would like to check this place out but it only has dinner service; and I don’t do nights. Let me know how it is if you and the Mister go there. Do you remember Moscow Nights? Or was that before your time?

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  20. Sounds like an interesting place. I would show up just to check out the music once.

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  21. I might have many doors but you have Gregory’s with the violin key. You don’t call it that, don’t you, violin key. It’s a proper pull in: they mean it when they say come in.

    Your introvert talk remembered me that I sort of agreed to go to a get-together of a fb translator’s group where I don’t know a single person (!), it’s in my old home town where I’m about to go for

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  22. marianallen says:

    Oh, I would be in Gregory’s in a heartbeat! #4 Daughter spent a month in St.Petersburg one summer as part of her archeology studies, and she said Russian food is a-MAZ-ing. I just looked at the menu. I would have one of everything!

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    • joey says:

      Yes! What a lovely trip to take! How lucky #4 was!
      We’re going to have to go at least three times to try all the things that sound good, while also getting what we know is yummy! I will report back after, I promise.

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