Meanwhile, I kept a mental list (which is scary right there) of the other places.
One in particular was mentioned and one I've wanted to try for quite a while. Well, last night we decided was finally the time to visit . . .
It's in Mattawan which we've only driven through on our way to Chicago - once. Secondly, it's in a tiny strip mall and easy to miss.
Thirdly (that's a word, I'm sure) it's small. Fourthly (again - a word), if you think you're going to beat the crowd by going on a Tuesday night instead of the weekend - forget it!
I'm not a fan of waiting more than 10 minutes to be seated but the rave reviews kept us standing around. If the weather had been horrid, we could have walked a few steps to the Main Street Grill to wait in their bar but Mother Nature favored us with another beautiful evening so we hung out in the parking lot.
Just when I thought I was going to pass out from hunger we got lucky. There was a "communal" table open and we hooked up with 3 people from St.Joe, 1 from Plainwell and 1 from the Detroit area. We had a blast! Great conversation with our 5 new BFFs.
Oh and the food. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Out of this world. Wanna see?
|These crunchy goodies were waiting for us when we sat down. I wanted to drink that dipping sauce.|
|Next, each group was served this delicious tomato salad with yet another yummy sauce.|
|Tammy ordered this appetizer and caved when Peter gave her that "puppy dog" look. She shared. I was impressed.|
Will we return? Oh, hell yes. Next time, however, maybe we'll plan to arrive at 5p.
I wiped a tear from my eye as we parted ways with our table buddies. We plan to do it again - same time next year. hehe