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December 14, 2013

Cousin's — Clinton's 'newest' eatery — to open doors

CLINTON — Clinton’s newest eatery will open its doors Monday, but guests may be surprised with the familiarity of the meals they are being served.

Cousin’s Family Restaurant, formerly Papi’s Restaurant, will hold its grand opening Monday after being closed for a little more than three weeks for an extensive remodeling project, and a change in ownership.

Miguel Cuatlatl and his business partner, and cousin, Saul Xique have taken over the family-style diner, and in doing so, they decided there needed to be a few changes before they opened the doors again.

“We took over Papi’s a few months ago but we decided to bring our own name to it,” Cuatlatl said. “We wanted to start fresh, from the ground up.”

Both cousins have experience in the kitchen, and they plan to use that knowledge to revitalize the business and add a little something new to the renovated restaurant.

Cuatlatl actually worked for Papi’s for a year prior to being offered the business, a venture he denied at first but decided to give it a try after realizing he could bring the popularity back.

“We were just going to give it a try but when we saw how many people we had coming in, that’s when we decided to really go for it,” Cuatlatl said.

The cousins will serve classics like spaghetti, fried chicken, popcorn shrimp and barbecue ribs. To add a little of their own spin to the menu, they also will offer a Mexican buffet on Saturdays and Sundays, and all-you-can-eat tacos on Mondays.

“We are trying to manage both menus — Mexican and American food,” Cuatlatl said. “So far, people have really seemed to like it.”

Another thing people are going to like is the reduction in price and the completely new decor when dining at Cousin’s Family Restaurant.

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