Hilliard eatery looks west
By Rob Treynor
If all goes well, fried plantains may become a Plain City staple.
Mayor Sandra Adkins told members of the planning and zoning committee that the owner of the Starliner Diner have been toying with the idea of expanding, and have been looking at Plain City.
“She’s interested in several locations. She’s pretty excited about it,” Adkins said of Molly Davis, owner of Starliner Diner.
Adkins told planning and zoning that Davis had been looking at the old Adamo’s location on North Chillicothe Street.
“It would take a little bit of work and she’d need a whole new kitchen,” Adkins said. “But it sounds promising.”
Adkins said she planned to put Davis in touch with some economic development advisors, in hopes easing the expansion process for the diner.
The Starliner Diner currently has a sole location in downtown Hilliard. The trendy eatery has a mix of Southwestern and Cuban cuisine, with a menu featuring chorizo omelettes, adobo roast pork, medianoche sandwiches, and their signature fried plantains.
Other menu items include:
• A Southwestern salad, with pan-seared veggies, tomatillos and black beans served in a tortilla, topped with fresh cilantro.
• A Cuban influenced chicken pizza highlighted by a smoked chile sauce
• Spicy huevos rancheros (eggs on tortillas stuffed with jack cheese, cilantro and ranchero sauce).
The Hilliard location is decorated with bold murals inside and out. An eclectic mix of decor, including an interesting collection of clocks and ornaments grace walls and the ceiling.
The diner’s Hilliard location will soon be relocated from Cemetery Road to elsewhere, as the city of Hilliard plans to extend Franklin Street right through the property.