About this Business
From Our Editors
Before the doors open for breakfast at 6 a.m., owners Richie and Patty Iadanza and the chefs at Park 51 Cafe are busy in the kitchen building every dish from scratch. That means mixing batter for pancakes and Belgian waffles, stirring potfuls of gravy to ladle over biscuits, and cubing potatoes to sizzle into home fries. When lunchtime rolls around, the chefs begin stuffing sandwiches with corned beef and sauerkraut or Cajun chicken, and baking pasta dishes in a hot oven to turn the cheese golden brown.