New Kid Down the Block
Façade of Nora’s in downtown Oswego.

New Kid Down the Block

Nora’s in Oswego offers no-nonsense feel-good food By Christopher Malone The pumpkin pie chia seed pudding: creamy and smooth. Nora’s in Oswego is all about simplicity. Its black-and-white logo with a spoon, knife and a fork appears above the restaurant’s name. The walls are bright white and the floors bear a checkerboard pattern. Red outlines the menus on the wall and covers the top of the tables. Even the bifold menu is organized with a distinct font as pristine as the atmosphere of the restaurant with its designated kitchen, pantry and takeaway areas. Located on the main strip of West First Street in downtown, Nora’s fits in well with the rest of Oswego fare and complements the local restaurant scene. The clean ingredient focused and environmentally conscious eatery stands out with a couple signs bearing the name and a third that reads “EAT” with a hand pointing toward the door. The concept of Nora’s is straightforward: Patrons order at the counter and the order is brought out for the patron to pick up and (hopefully) enjoy. The nuts and berries porridge bowl ($8). The fare available during Nora’s breakfast and lunch hours is definitely on the healthier side and caters

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