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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9B I II in les in BUSINESS MAIN STREET DINNER HOUSE Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor aknadler@plumasnews.com Sharon Strecker heard friends and neighbors com- plain almost daily about there being no place left to eat dinner out in Greenville, except for the pizza place, so she decided to do something about it. She opened the Main Street Dinner House in the Sierra Lodge building in 2004, and ended up buying the pizza place on Highway 89 three years later. Now she offers all the op- tions in the same location, a relaxing dinner-house atmos- phere on one side of the build- ing and a freshly hued pizza parlor on the other. Strecker came to Indian Valley from the Mammoth Lakes area 34 years ago, after her marriage to local contrac- especially the tender andbuilding every weekend tor Gary Strecker, who was moist baby back ribs she was since 2007. working a construction job so famous for making. Don't He completed renovations there, forget to ask for extra sauce on the pizza parlor first -- Sharon was a busy stay-at- for your ribs to wallow in, it's he was moving the ovens in-. home mom for those first that good. to place on Christmas Day years, until their son Bryan If you want to add a little -- then he spent even more was almost ready for kinder- surf to the squeal, try her time creating a special garten, deep fried butterflied, beer- place for folks to enjoy din- Then she was an even battered prawns from the ap- net out. busier morn who worked petizer menu, which in- Besides her husband, many "everywhere" in Plumas cludes the popular deep-fried other family members have County, in restaurants from mushroom buttons, as wellworked in her restaurants, in- Hamilton Branch and Lake as other fare. cluding their children and Almanor to Graeagle, Quincy Strecker's place is one of grandchildren. and Indian Valley. the few restaurants whereTogether, the Streckers Some of the restaurants she meals include soup and salad, have five children, Mark, worked at were the Las plus a scoop of ice cream or Michael, Gary, Bryan and Re- Plumas, the Hacienda, Grizzly sherbet for dessert, nee. Bite, Perko's, golf courses and Of course, she also offers The only ones who don't others, pies, cheesecakes and other live in Plumas County any- She also worked at Indian sweet treats, more are Mark, who lives in Valley Hospital for a time, For the main course, dai}y Sacramento, and Renee, who and once even made tomb- choices include steak, chick- lives on the island of Maul. stones, en, pork chops, seafood, pasta Luckily, most of their 17 Strecker is best known, per- and other dishes, grandchildren live in Indian haps, from her most recent And if you ear a quick Valley. jobs at the Cottenwood, until bout of hammering coming There are also four great- Jo Ruberts and Joyce Velasco from behind the kitchen grandchildren for the Streck- retired, when she went to doors, someone has just or- ers to enjoy, and two more are work at the Way Station Din- dered one of her plate-sized on the way, so far. ner House until it closed as calamari steaks, great with When Strecker isn't busy well. lemon, tartar or cocktailworking or enjoying her Strecker brings her experi- sauce, grandchildren, she enjoys an ence in what works best to Strecker credits her hus-occasional mystery novel. the Main Street Dinner band, Gary, for making her Well, a woman has to put House, where she features restaurant a reality. 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