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Hen’s Nest turns two

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    Hen’s Nest owner Sheli Hinton (far left) and staff members (from left to right) Minne Dearfield, Val Raitz and Briley Southwell stand in front of the kitchen at the end of another work day. The popular eatery where every item has egg as an ingredient ce

The popular Hen’s Nest restaurant will celebrate its two year anniversary on Friday, Jan. 15, with a party from 6-10 p.m. at 1134C Main St in Bandera.

The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The eatery will close at 3 p.m. Friday and then reopen for the four-hour party.

The egg-themed eatery has had a busy two years that included outgrowing their first location and getting into their second, larger location just before local officials enforced a two-month shut down that only allowed take out

`We operate at 50 percent capacity, and our tables are spread out inside and outside. We have the outside tables because some people still worry about eating inside,” owner Sheli Hinton said.

She said the space they had in the Cedar Street Market was not enough after just four months, but it took almost six months to find a suitable location.

That is when serendipity came in. Hilton was getting her nails done at a salon in The Shops of Bandera when a fiiend let her know spare in the small shopping mall was available.

Hilton jumped at the news and moved the business about a year ago.

“We have four to five times more space, and business is very good because people like what we serve. I buy local goods for the restaurant, including eggs from farmers, and we use eggs from our farm too,” she said.