Last month, alert — and hungry — “06880” reader Marc Frankel drove by JR’s Deli & Grille.
He saw a “Closed” sign. He panicked.
Then he got close. With relief, he read the small print: The popular Riverside Avenue spot wasn’t closing for good. It was just taking a well-deserved couple of days off after 16 months of working tirelessly through the pandemic.
From the sign, Marc says, it sounded like owner Eric Johnson got married some time ago. He was so busy keeping Westport fed during COVID that he never had a chance to celebrate with his family and friends.
“If hw has been going full-speed for a year and a half without getting to celebrate his wedding, could I please nominate Eric Johnson at JR’s Deli as an Unsung Hero?” Marc asks.
Of course! And not only for Eric’s non-stop work during the pandemic, but for all he’s done, for all these years. Eric keeps Westport happily fed, and creates a congenial community while doing so.
Thanks, Eric. And thank you Marc, for noticing.
(To nominate an Unsung Hero, email firstname.lastname@example.org)