What started as a friendly gathering has turned into Findlay’s newest restaurant.
Circle of Friends International Restaurant and Gift Shop, 122 E. Sandusky St., celebrated its grand opening in May. The restaurant features international cuisine that includes food from India, Nepal, the Philippines, Laos and the Middle East.
It’s an idea that started out in the kitchens of Findlay’s international community. Co-owner Dolly Pettry and her friends would gather at each other’s homes and have dinner, featuring the favorites from different cultures.
Pettry opened the restaurant with friend Auda Amry, while several of their international dinner friends help in the restaurant or gift shop. A chef creates most of the restaurant’s cuisine, but Pettry, originally from the Philippines, prepares the Filipino dishes, while friends prepare their specialities.
Weekdays: 6-9am/breakfast | 11am-2pm/lunch | 5-9pm/dinner
Saturday: 8am-9pm & Sunday:12:30-9pm
Circle of Friends | 122 E. Sandusky St.