by David Koon
All true Little Rockians know the joys of the big ol' plate lunches, catfish, desserts and softball-sized yeast rolls dished up at Homer's at 2001 E. Roosevelt Road (read our glowing review here). Now Homer's is planning to bring the love to even more folks with the opening of Homer's West, in the former McAlister's Deli location at 9700 N Rodney Parham Rd
Homer's co-owner David Connell said the plan is to open the new location on July 1. The restaurant will seat about 130 guests, with a full bar and patio dining. Hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Yes, you heard that right: unlike the original near the airport, Homer's #2 will be offering dinner service. Connell said "the staple is still going to be the plate lunches" — which will be available at both lunch and dinner — but they'll also offer a number of new dinner-only items, including special steak, poultry and fish entrees.
Signage is up now. As soon as we can get in for a taste in July, we'll report back.