CHEF/OWNERS JOANNE & KYLE MEYER

Jeff and Joanne Meyer purchased the business in August 1990. After the passing of Jeff, their son Kyle, became more involved in the family business. Kyle and Joanne have been cooking together since he knew how to use fractions. Their experience over the years have added to their expertise in the food industry. Joanne collects cookbooks and loves reading them to get inspired and tweak new things.

A NEW DIRECTION

We recognized the need to have a bite to eat while enjoying a well crafted cocktail. We had experimented with various options over the years and arrived at a solution. While limited in space, we finally realized that we will never be satisfied unless we are providing “real” food. To us, “real” is quality food at reasonable prices. It took over 3 years of work to develop recipes, construct and fund a kitchen in limited space, and to bring our concept to life.

A seasonal menu with quality, edgy food.

HISTORY

1900s

It all started prior to the 1900’s when this area of Delaware was known as horse’s alley.

In the early 1900’s the space was occupied and used as a grocery store.

1946

Up until 1946, Bianchi’s Bar & Grill called the space home before moving to the location that is now Amato’s Pizza down the street.

After Bianchi’s moved in 1946, Buttsy’s Bar & Grill occupied the space.

1970s

Donny Holly opened Holly’s Place

1980

Holly’s Place changed ownership and was then called Jack’s Place

1982

Jack’s Place transitioned into The Backstretch bar and was owned by Steve Millisor.

1990

Finally, on August 1, 1990 The Backstretch became home to today’s owners, the Meyer’s.