We have a true passion for fresh FOOD.
George, Creative Director
After 33 years as a salon owner, George decided to "retire" & move from Florida to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where he could indulge his enthusiasm for nature. He grew up working in his family's restaurants & always said he would never own or work in a restaurant again! Well, never say never, George & his wife, Joan, opened a successful, casual pizza place in Pigeon Forge. That is where George met guys which went to Kentucky to deer hunt & eventually he found a farm in Marion, Kentucky, where he & his wife opened Main Street Italian Grill in downtown Marion, then 4 years later found our Paducah location, which opened March 2015. Our recipes have been enjoyed for generations in George's Greek-Italian family, now he is here to share his family dishes with you!
Joan Manganaro, Owner
Originally from Texas, Joan worked for years in construction management for Neiman Marcus before joining a mall advertising agency based in France. She was working in mall management in Florida when she went for a haircut one afternoon and fell for the guy cutting her hair! After getting married, George convinced Joan to move to the beautiful mountains of Tennessee then to a farm in Kentucky!
Lauren Hunt, Owner
Born & raised in Kentucky, Lauren met Joan & George at Main Street Italian Grill in Marion, where she was attending high school. Lauren graduated high school and went on to college at Murray State University, where she majored in Business Management. Joan & George began looking at Paducah locations during Lauren's last semester, when they asked Lauren to become a partner in the restaurant. They found the perfect location in Downtown Paducah and began the remodel as soon as they purchased the building.