On May 27, 3:11*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> My wife and I went out for dinner last night to celebrate our
> anniversary. I had a reservation at the restaurant of a local golf club,
> but, no pun intended, I had reservations about it. The food has always
> been good and their prices were reasonable. *I checked out their menu
> online and was disappointed to see that their prices had risen
> dramatically and there wasn't anything on it that really appealed.
> My wife suggested a couple other places, and was eager to go to a place
> in a nearby city. She had been there with a friend and had been
> impressed and she thought that I would like it. I cancelled our
> reservations and we tried the other place.
> I wasn't all that impressed with the ambience. It was more of a bar and
> grill and was a little rowdy due to the bar aspect of it. The food was
> great. My appetizer was samosas, and they were the best I had ever had.
> For an entree there was no way I could turn down lamb shanks braised in
> dark beer. *There were served on garlic mashed potatoes and there was a
> medley of stir fried vegetables; carrots, zuccini, beans and asparagus.
> Nuts to the foo foo dining and outrageous prices. I will be going back
> to this place. There were several other interesting dishes that I might
> have liked, but the lamb shanks are worth going back for.
> Come to think of it, now that I am collecting a government pension and
> essentially got a huge raise, maybe we should be going there on a
> regular basis just for the lamb.
Froo froo is fine one in a great while, for me anyway, I can't see
forking out the bucks for what I can do better at home.
I love great little joints like the one you liked. It's one of the
reasons I watch Diner's Drive In's and Dives, I like to see what
the little joints are coming up with. Creative and innovative food
in a friendly fun atmosphere.