For a couple of weeks now, faithful Sophia's customers who dragged themselves out of bed early on Sunday to avoid the line at the popular Military Road breakfast spot, found it closed without notice.
Turns out it's for a good reason, not a bad one: owner Sam Doherty wanted to spend more time with his children.
"I decided to close Sundays, at least for the rest of the winter, to be with my family," he said. "I have two kids and a third on the way, and I never get to wake up with my children, and it's taking a toll on me. At least one day I can be a father in the morning."
His restaurant, 749 Military Road, is open Monday through Saturday now, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. It was previously closed Mondays.
He plans to reopen on Sundays eventually, with a light brunch menu, he said. "But with the weather the way it is now, I'm going to take a few months of Sundays, and relax."
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