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Cajun Gator? Forgettaboutit!

Photo Credit: Nick "Chico" Hernandez
Photo Credit: Nick “Chico” Hernandez

Goodfella’s Grill now open in downtown Port Huron
Nick “Chico” Hernandez
Managing Editor

If a mobster were to ever sit down and dine in Port Huron, Goodfella’s would be the first place you’d see him. When the Cajun Gator closed its doors, Goodfella’s owner Pete Norager, who also owns the Angry Bull in Kimball Township, saw this as an opportunity to bring Goodfella’s to Port Huron.
“The deal came across the table and it was a perfect fit,” Norager said.
The inside of the restaurant harkens back to the gangster days with a brick wall dividing the dining floor and soft lighting. Hung upon the walls are signed movie posters from Goodfella’s, Scarface, The Godfather, and many others. All of the posters are from Norager’s private collection. “Gangsters are kind of a hobby of mine,” he said.
Norager described the menu as having “something for everyone.” The menu ranges from soups and salads, chicken and burgers, to stuffed peppers, fish, ribs, and steaks. Goodfella’s also has a full bar for the person that enjoys a drink.
St. Clair Community College Collage students will be able to receive a free non-alcoholic beverage when they present their Skippers One card at Goodfella’s.
A Grand Opening is scheduled for the middle of Nov. once the staff is fully trained, and the proper rhythm is set.
Goodfella’s hours are 11 a.m. to Midnight on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends. Norager said he wants to “create a nightlife in Port Huron.”
Most restaurants offer a discount when someone has a birthday, but Goodfella’s has taken the idea and put a unique twist on it. When patrons come in on their birthday, the discount is their age; 25 years old is 25% off, and 100 years old is 100% off. Goodfella’s also offers party accommodations as well.
“The key to success is getting people to come in all the time, not once in a blue moon,” said Norager, “from the feedback we’ve gotten, I think it’s going to be a success.”