[pullquote align=”left” caption=”Will Holmes of 10th Street Diner”]“We had thrown around ideas for a restaurant, but it took us three years and a lot of construction delays to open 10th Street.”[/pullquote]An avid cyclist who got his business-management degree from Indiana State, Holmes started making his own grilled cheese sandwiches when he was 5 years old. At 15, he got his first kitchen gig, working alongside his mother, a vegetarian since 1971, in a catering group. But it wasn’t until nearly 18 years later that the pair finally opened their own spot. “We had thrown around ideas for a restaurant,” Holmes says, “but it took us three years and a lot of construction delays to open 10th Street.” A few customers turn around the moment they hear the place is vegan. But, Holmes says, “Once they taste our food, almost everyone leaves happy.”
Click here to get Holmes’s recipe for vegan sloppy Joes.