Tribute: John Sebestyen

Food Reviews, Ypsilanti

I was incredibly sad to hear the news yesterday that John Sebestyen, owner of The Bomber Restaurant in Ypsilanti, had passed away on Wednesday at the age of 68.  Mr. Sebestyen bought the bomber in 1995 and brought it to local and national prominence, with multiple appearances on the Food Network.

I have been visiting The Bomber since I was very young, but only in the last five years have I really appreciated it as a special Ypsilanti business.  Every city should have a great breakfast joint, and The Bomber was our great breakfast joint.  I would always see Mr. Sebestyen working at the restaurant and randomly all over town.  He was a face I knew because I loved his business and he always seemed proud of his restraunt, his service in the military and to be a business owner in the city of Ypsilanti.

Even though I didn’t have much personal contact with Mr. Sebestyen, I respect and appreciate all of his hard work for The Bomber and our city.   His family will be in my thoughts and I hope you can do the same.

Thank you for reading.