Monday, April 21, 2014

Honey's Restaurant [3/5]


Honey's is a fairly new down home cooking spot on Pulaski (just west of the Home Depot on North Parkway). I met Lady A there for lunch one Thursday, eager for both a drive in the sunny spring time weather and some soul food. The signage is plainly visible traveling south, but traveling north I missed it and had to turn around. The restaurant itself is small and unassuming, a single sign on the roof and, inside, a sprinkling of paintings on the walls. On our visit, music from the 70s floated lightly in the background.

The restaurant was cool and as I waited for Lady A to grab a sweater from her car, I studied the chalkboard list of specials. My eyes lit up at the word "meatloaf" and I was ready to order before we were even seated. However, as our server seated us and handed us menus, I noticed that meatloaf was not the special of day. Unsure, I asked our server who confirmed that there was no meatloaf.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rice Box [3/5]

Rice Box

Rice Box (located off University) recently opened to much excitement among those who had attended school near Florence. Apparently, the first location is much beloved. Naturally, the hubby and I were curious about the hoopla, so we popped in for dinner on a Friday night.

We were seated promptly, and took in the decor as we studied the menu. Dark wood tables contrasted with orangey walls, and the artwork ran to a geisha theme, including the curtain which separated off the bathrooms. The entry area we had walked through featured (fake) leafy stalks of bamboo in lieu of window coverings and a couple of large vases.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Brickhouse Sports Cafe [4/5]

Brickhouse Sports Cafe

One of my great joys as a food blogger is talking food with my friends. So when Lady P emailed me to rave about Brickhouse Sports Cafe, the only natural thing to do was to set up a lunch date. I arrived on the appointed Thursday with visions of burgers dancing in my head. Given the timing, I wasn't surprised to find the restaurant quiet. Older pop music played overhead, loud enough to discern the lyrics, but soft enough to easily speak over.

As a "sports cafe", the TVs were numerous, but much to my delight they were mounted high on the walls and mixed with paintings, making them surprisingly unobtrusive. Their loftiness meant I could look across the table without being distracted by the flickering frames. The bar was in a back room, separated from the front by a brick wall with semi-circular cut outs. The front room, where we were seated, had combination of booths and tables.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pizzelle's Confections [5/5]


The hubby and I made it into Pizzelle's on the day of their 1st anniversary celebration. I'd heard fantastic things about their chocolates and I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. After some wandering about (pro tip: they are in the southern building of Lowe Mill, not in with the artists' studios) we found our destination. The brick interior of the shop was charming and the small tables inviting. We read our options from the chalkboard menu while standing in a short line. By the time we reached the counter we were ready with our order--one box of four truffles, a Mommy Dearest bar, and a drinking chocolate. Since it was their anniversary, we received another truffle free with purchase. We opted for Age of Aquarious, The Holy Trinity, Goodbye Earl, Date Night, and The Sitar. In the drinking chocolate, I was given such a wide range of marshmallow flavor options that my brain sort of shut down. The hubby piped up with "peppermint" and I nodded.

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