Banks, Business, Food

Cafe 47 to open in Banks on Monday, April 1

John Parker stands in front of Cafe 47. Photo: Chas Hundley

BANKS - The Trailhead Cafe closed abruptly in January, leaving a cafe-size hole in the dining scene in the city of Banks. Now, a new cafe in the same spot is being opened by restaurateur John Parker and his wife, Janet Hickok, Gales Creek residents recently of Anchorage, Alaska.

Both Parker and Hickok, married 6 and a half years, have decades of cooking and management experience, each having owned restaurants in the past.

With a menu ranging from soups, sandwiches and quiche to burgers, barbecue, and espresso drinks, Parker says the focus is American style food, made from scratch. Cafe 47, named for the highway that runs in front of the eatery, will have a soft opening on April 1 and 2, with regular hours from 6 a.m. to . . .

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