The name may be a bit misleading, as Jim Abfalter makes more than just pasta at his market and café. Theres gazpacho, caprese salad, grilled cheese, even Thai sesame peanut noodles.
But you can bet that at Spaghetti Jims, the pasta will be fresh and tasty.
Abfalter, his wife Ann, and their partner Laurie Fletcher are determined to take their creations to the next level at 1133B South Airport Rd., Traverse City, the former site of the Pizza Hut restaurant across the street from the Cherryland Centre.
We make everything from hand here that we can, said Ann. They also take pride in using as many local ingredients as possible.
And though theyve only been open two months, they say business is good and getting better, as more and more people find out about the restaurant. It gets better every week, said Jim.
While they want to become as successful as they can, Fletcher and the Abfalters say they want to make sure the growth is controlled and they dont get too big too soon.
Were kind of tucked away. We want to let people get really nice things at a nice price, Jim said.