PORT BYRON — What was Brenda’s is now Brian and Bonnie’s.
The former Brenda’s Diner on Route 31 in Port Byron reopened Oct. 1 as Potters Farm to Fork, a restaurant under the management of longtime business partners Brian Potter and Bonnie Buonomo.
Potter, a native of Weedsport, worked on his family’s dairy farm before getting his first “real” job at the Old Erie Restaurant in the village, where he worked for 15 years.
Those two passions are represented by the name of the new restaurant, he told The Citizen on Wednesday in its rear dining room.
“The name is about my journey, growing up on a dairy farm where you learn hard work and what it takes to make a dollar. It isn’t easy, nor is the restaurant business,” he said.
If you go
WHAT: Potters Farm to Fork
WHEN: Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays
WHERE: 1951 Route 31, Port Byron