‘A Little Bit Of This & A Little Bit Of That’ on Mill Street
by Cate Murway
“Please stop by and bring your appetite!!!” jots the sole proprietor, Alison Courtney “Ali” Eibl-Boerner on her Gabrianna’s Breakfast & Lunch Eatery Facebook page.
Searching for a delicious fix? Quaint historic Bristol on the Delaware may be small, but their restaurant scene is not; it has much culinary zeal, focused on freshness and the highest-quality ingredients.
The newest Mill Street location offers a variety of creative sandwiches, homemade sides, daily choices of soups, delicious salads, and an assortment of breakfast choices including muffins, fresh bagels and Belgian waffles, beverages and “country fresh” Richman’s high quality ice cream and real freshly blended milkshakes.
Have “A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That” and you can enjoy your breakfast for lunch or your lunch for breakfast!
Ali, the owner, exudes confidence, energy and ambition with a natural flair for business and the challenges imposed. Her timeless mantra is that food brings people together.
The former track athlete is the youngest of four children born to Patricia “Patsy” Gallo, who by the way, is the creator of the amazing homemade “Patsy’s Potato Salad”, the perfect mix of creamy and tangy.
The Gallo family gatherings have always been very important to Ali and a lot of the selections on the menu are family recipes.
Her late Mom-Mom, Helen Veronica was “one of a kind, that one!”
The “Helen’s Heavenly BLT” and “Veronica’s Vegetable Melt” are her namesake delicacies.
Ali’s late Pop-Pop, Patrick Gallo’s influence commands the front window corner.
A Frank Sinatra picture, nestled in the corner on the wall by the window, accents the perfect “party place” location accompanied by the background ambiance of Sinatra music.
“I have memories of dancing with my Pop-Pop to Frank Sinatra music. He used to take me to the river when I was a little girl. I remember the five & dime.”
Ali’s goal is to provide a warm place that feels family-like and she plans on incorporating the Bristol themes.
“I love the town. It is an absolutely amazing, special place. It is just a pocket of truly great people.”
She previously worked as a receptionist in the mortgage field before securing a position in the Bristol Hope Assembly Church community on Wood Street.
“Then the opportunity presented itself for an eatery.” She partnered with Redemption Church of Bristol for the Mill Street “First Friday” event, providing an ice cream social and crafts for the kids.
“Any way I can give back to the community, I am all about that.”
This Saturday's child works hard for a living.
Ali’s mother, Patsy shared, “We support her completely. This is a beautiful opportunity for her. I try to promote the town too on Gabrianna’s facebook page.”
Ali’s Uncle Frank Ciampa, a veteran, entertained the crowds with his acoustic guitar at her eatery’s Grand Opening. Her Aunt Kathy and their daughter, Ali’s cousin, Alicia, who is also her son’s Godmother, provided assistance for the entire day.
High energy cheerleader Arianna  and soccer athlete Gabriel “Gab”  are her children. “That’s how I got the name “Gabrianna’s” for my store. I combined their names.”
The food offerings are eclectic and delicious! Seasonal Lenten specials include jumbo crab cake sandwiches as well as the velvety goodness of lobster bisque, the exquisite bounty of minestrone, and the luscious taste of clam chowder soups for the passionate foodies.
The deli is amply stocked with Dietz & Watson selections that “will always be cheaper than the supermarkets.”
Everyone knows that all great cheese steaks start with a solid roll.
The key ingredients of Gabrianna’s ultimate steak sandwiches are the generous serving of top of the line ‘no fat’ steaks on Duva Bakery bread. Never disappointing!
“We have good bread. The ‘Gabrianna’ special is a hot item, too!”
This “family fav’s” creation is fried brown meatballs, broccoli rabe and roasted peppers with provolone cheese on an Italian sesame roll.
Ali often reminisces about her family’s baking fests and their flair for culinary creativity. She is sharing an all time favorite. This rich, Italian holiday selection is served as part of their traditional Easter fare. Italian food is easily her food of choice.
Gabrianna’s is proud to have their authentic Italian pepperoni pies, “Pizzagaina”, made with eggs and aged grated Locatelli Pecorino Romano and “basket cheese” in a pastry-like crust. Treat yourself to a slice for lunch and then place your order early for an entire “over the moon” pie you can enjoy at home.
This savory addition may just very well become your family tradition!
Green is Ali’s favorite color. “St. Paddy’s colors!”
Come in on Friday, March 21st for a special size “leprechaun” milkshake made with classic mint chocolate chip ice cream for only $3.17.
The other thick, creamy “cool” choices for incredibly delicious old-fashioned hand-dipped scoops, bowls or Belgian waffle sandwiches include birthday cake [vanilla ice cream with sprinkles, yellow cake and the blue icing you would normally see on a traditional birthday cake], butter pecan, moose tracks, and coffee.
The temptation is just too hard to overcome!
Purchase any Gabrianna’s luncheon special sandwich during the week of March 31st and receive a “Decorate your own Easter Egg” voucher. Any child, with a voucher, is invited to come in and make their creation on “First Friday”, April 4th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m. Eggs and decorations will be provided.
Ice Cream will be 10% off.
So bring your appetite!
Take Out / Delivery
7:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. [closed Sunday].
Gabrianna’s eatery also offers free Wi-Fi to its customers and senior and veteran discounts.
Gabrianna’s Breakfast & Lunch Eatery
307 Mill Street
Bristol, PA 19007
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