Charlotte: Where did u eat out at this wknd?
- lynnlato Nov 29, 2008 02:54 PM
To nurse your turkey hangover, where'd you go? What were you craving? Was the restaurant packed like Big Daddy's was on Friday at lunch? That's where we went. Big mistake b/c we felt like a#% when we left. We had already overeaten on Thursday and then stuffed burgers, duck fat fries and wings on top of that - ugh. Gut plug x 10.
So where'd you go to get over turkey and leftovers?
Ok, I've had about 3 plates of leftovers so I had to go old school and hit Mr C's. It's over on the westside, old as the hills, and was started by the owner of Shomars(I think). It's a shack of a place but I tell you, the perch, fried shrimp, and gyros that come out of that place,mmmmmmmmm.
We hit Yotto for sushi for lunch yesterday before heading to the aggressively packed mall (SouthPark) where we watched throngs of people shopping and waiting in lines to buy, buy, buy. Most of the employees told us it paled in comparison to Friday. What recession?
Ok, I admit it. I am hooked on Thanksgiving and I am powerless to stop.
Friday lunch - Leftover Turkey Drumstick, Stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, Just popped in the microwave.
Saturday, needed a break for lunch-Whitefish salad on a bialy and bowl of matzoh ball soup at Katz NY
Saturday night it was Thanksgiving all over again. The turkey a little dry from reheating in the oven. The corn bread/sausage stuffing , I poured a bit of chicken stock over the top and warmed in the oven.
The Brussels sprouts with guancaile from Grateful Growers farms and Shiitake mushrooms I warmed up on the stovetop. Somehow these two item got even better.
Is Thanksgiving a great holiday or what?
Husband and I ordered pizza from a relatively new place--Queen City Pizza Depot. It's in the old Rudino's spot near Ed's Tavern on Park Road in Dilworth. Apparently not the same owners as Rudino's. I would highly recommend giving it a try as a neighborhood pizza place for those in the Dilworth/Sedgefield area. New York style pizza and they deliver. While the crust was a bit more chewy rather than chewy/crispy as a truly good NY pizza, it certainly beat the heck out of most of the offerings in the general vicinity. Skip the salad as its typical take-out pizza place salad with browning iceberg lettuce and few veggies.
For lunch on Friday, I hit up Crisp and had their sandwich special of the day-- a bbq pork tenderloin sandwich with pepper jack cheese and grilled onions. It was very good, but not the best sandwich I've had there. Then that night, I went to Hef's and got the Smokin' Blonde (one of my favorite sandwiches in town) with fries. The Smokin' Blonde is turkey, bacon, cucumbers, mozzarella, and italian dressing served n a warm croissant. Saturday night, I had a late after-movie dinner at Sushi 101. Today I had brunch at Nolia. It was good- I had the dish with smoked salmon mixed into scrambled eggs over a potato cake. And I capped the weekend off with a takeout dinner from 88 China Bistro (which will also serve as tomorrow night's dinner)-- duck with veggies, stir fried okra and pan fried pork dumplings. Mmmmm.