945 South Second Street 575.445.0003 Raton, New Mexico 87740
Raton Chamber Platinum Member Brings “BBQ Elevated” to Raton
“If you wanna to do something big you gotta act big.” Steve Hayden, Executive Chef, and owner of the recently opened Historic Icehouse Restaurant, has made a big impact on the restaurant scene in Raton. Hayden and his wife Kyan, after years of experience building clubs and restaurants, decided to give Steve’s culinary expertise room to run. They wanted to give Raton an outstanding restaurant good enough to bring people from the surrounding area and travelers off of I-25 in to Raton to eat. The Haydens bought the old icehouse on Second Street, developed a menu they could get excited about and renovated the building to fit their concept. Seven months ago they opened The Historic Icehouse Restaurant which serves “BBQ Elevated.”
Hayden and his wife are self-admitted “foodies.” Steve is passionate about cooking and competes nationally in BBQ contests. Hard to please at the table, he has wanted to open a restaurant for a long time. The Historic Icehouse Restaurant is a “labor of love” that he hopes will become a destination for foodies and BBQ enthusiasts nation-wide.
Hayden points out that in a small market like Raton, for a restaurant to be viable, it is critical to reach out to the outlying communities and to utilize the Internet to attract customers from outside of Raton. He stressed the importance of the Internet to the success of The Historic Icehouse Restaurant. He’s made strategic use of FaceBook to generate awareness, interest, and excitement for the restaurant by posting well-shot photos of menu items and the interior. This was begun as they were working on the menu and the renovations and worked to generate interest before the restaurant opened. Now he uses Urban Spoon, Yelp, Trip Advisor to help travelers and foodies find his restaurant.
“The best BBQ, the best burgers and the best steaks,” along with southern style sides and an exceptional wine and beer list will satisfy you at The Historic Icehouse Restaurant. The vast array of wines and beers to choose from and a fun atmosphere to enjoy the excellent food in is a recipe Hayden is banking will bring repeat customers and help spread the good news about his elevated BBQ dining establishment.
The Historic Icehouse Restaurant is located at 945 South Second Street and is open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The Historic Icehouse also caters.
Call 575-445-0003 for information.
Hayden is owner of Hayden Construction, a nation wide commercial construction company. He has started six corporations, including Elite Sporting Goods here in Raton. The Historic Icehouse Restaurant is his seventh business to open and his first restaurant.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit their website at www.thehistoricicehouse.com
and on facebook: www.facebook.com/TheHistoricIcehouse