She-She's is open five days a week

Having lived in the Rogue Valley for more than 60 years, I have made many trips to the Southern Oregon Coast. I can't help but notice every time I go through Gasquet, Calif., there is a little hamburger stand called She-She's that is never open. I seem to remember it as a kid, but I think it was closed then, too. Is She-She's ever open? Has it ever been open? Do they really have old-fashioned hamburgers? Maybe you could send one of your SYA reporters over there for a burger and a shake and let us know. I mean, how bad of an assignment could that be?

— Bill D., Medford

That sounds like a great assignment, Bill. If you see the editor, tell him the entire Since You Asked staff has gone to Gasquet for a long lunch and some important research.

But before we left, we made a quick call over to She-She's to check when the drive-in is open. Owner Sheila Leverett, who has run the business for 26 years, said the restaurant opens at noon Wednesday through Sunday. Currently on winter hours, it closes at 7 p.m. Summer hours will start soon, "after school gets out," she said, and then it will be open until 10 p.m. It's closed Monday and Tuesday.

Leverett, whose nickname is She-She, promised that she shapes every burger patty by hand and slices the tomatoes and onions fresh when customers order for old-fashioned goodness. The menu also includes hot dogs and a nightly dinner special such as ribs, chicken or spaghetti. She-She's serves sodas, shakes and malts, offering 31 flavors, as well as chocolate, vanilla or swirled soft-serve ice cream.

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