The Spitfire Grill won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' prestigious Richard Rodgers Production Award for 2001. Premiered at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey and produced Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons, it received Best Musical nominations from the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League, as well as two Drama Desk nominations. A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. She suggests to Hannah that it be raffled off, with entry fees at one hundred dollars. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.