The walls at Legacy Grill are lined with pictures, each one documenting a moment in local history.


The walls at Legacy Grill are lined with pictures, each one documenting a moment in local history.
From pictures commemorating the 1955 MGM movie “Picnic,” which was filmed in Halstead, to a photo of the aftermath of a 1910 tornado, the displays are owner Sherry Martinez’s way of recognizing people and events that “left a legacy” on the community.
“That’s how we became ‘Legacy Grill,’” she said.
Martinez said she and her family have wanted to start a restaurant for a while. They opened Legacy Grill earlier this year.
“The time and the opportunity just presented itself,” she said.
The Halstead Historical Society helped her with her “legacy” project, which also includes commemoration of Conrad Nightingale, a Halstead High School graduate who competed in the 1968 Olympics.
Although part of her goal with Legacy Grill is to preserve the past, Martinez wants to provide a place where people can make new memories, as well.
She would like to keep the restaurant open late on home game nights so people can have someplace to hangout after the game is over.
There will be a wide variety of food to choose from, Martinez said. Items on the menu include hamburgers, sandwiches, hand-breaded chicken, reubens and a salad bar. The restaurant also offers different specials and is looking into adding catfish for Lent.
Martinez said the community of Halstead has been very welcoming to her family’s business.
“So far we’ve been extremely pleased with the support we’ve received from the community,” she said. “We’ve had really good turnouts.”
She looks forward to seeing how the business will grow in the future.
“It’s been fun meeting a lot of new people,” she said. “... It’s a nice community.”
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with dine-in or carry-out available.
Call 830-6080 for more information.