NOFO GIRL of Note: Marissa Drago

The reason the North Fork is so special, is because we have special people contributing to the community.  It is our goal to highlight some of those amazing individuals… the ladies! That is why NOFO GIRL is dedicated to featuring women who can truly inspire and motivate others to follow their hearts and fulfill their dreams. Check out this months honorary NOFO GIRL!

Marissa Drago is the owner of the much anticipated restaurant, Main Road Biscuit Company. After working in the food industry for years, she was inspired to take a leap out of her comfort zone of working behind the corporate line, and open up an eatery of her own. Marissa’s dream was to have a meeting spot where friends and family could come together, make memories, and eat quality food that reflected the influences she had while living in Brooklyn, mainly farm to table cuisine.  The opportunity finally presented itself when Marissa’s job at the time had made some major changes.  It gave her the chance to take a step back, evaluate what she really wanted to do, and make her dream become a reality.

Marissa and her husband, Bryan, bought the former Jamesport Country Kitchen in the spring and have been undergoing renovations for the last few months. They have now transformed the place to become, what I consider, NOFO Country Chic and they’re ready to fork up some of the best comfort food you can imagine. Back of house (fancy industry term for “in the kitchen”) is world traveled chef, Vincent Purcell, who you might even recognize as a contestant from Food Networks hit show, Cutthroat Kitchen. The menu will include their homemade biscuits, macaroni and cheese, pancakes, pies, biscuit donuts and more!

When I asked Marissa what her best advice would be to anyone looking to do what she did, her answer was clear. “Do your homework, ask A LOT of questions to people who have done this before, and surround yourself with a supportive team who is in it to win it as much as you are!”

Marissa is the perfect example that no matter where you are in your life, if you just take a chance and work toward that vision, you really can accomplish all the things you dreamed of.

Let’s all show our support, and break biscuits together! Main Road Biscuit Company preview starts October 27th! They will serve limited baked goods leading up to their official Grand Opening on November 10th.

Main Road Biscuit Co. is located at 1601 Main Road in Jamesport.  For more information, visit mainroadbiscuitco.com.

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