GET OUT AND EAT !
Exploring my own home town:
(We don’t have seashells around here.)
Well, I’m not always enthused about eating. Same ol’ same ol’ —
What chunk of wood do I want to munch on today?
It’s easy to lose interest, fall into bad, boring eating habits, eat the same thing . . . So sometimes I have to make myself just go – just do it – just leave home and try out a new restaurant.
So here’s a “brief commercial from a local eating establishment” that is actually pretty good. And it has the endorsement of Son, daughter, son-in-law, and even little Cooper who is a worldwide traveler, eats everything, and knows good food when he gets it.
So after a l o n g delay, I finally tried it out:
That’s about as different as it gets around here. It has a quaint, comfy entrance.
Lots to look at.
Small, cozy, locally-owned, totally fresh, natural and organic ingredients. The owners, husband and wife, were successful professionals, retired, then they opened up this place based upon her ethnic background. I like those wood floors.
Pretty table setting with seashells embedded into the table.
And sand dollars:
Each table different. Someone took some extra care to keep us diners . . . amused.
Very helpful menu! Since I don’t know the first thing about Thai food vocabulary, the pictures and detailed descriptions of each entree was a good idea. In fact, after I ordered my food, I kept the menu so I could read it some more.
The waitress gave me a choice of “spice level,” 0 – 5. Since I’m Scandinavian, and the hottest spice I use is cinnamon, I took a bold chance and ordered a 0.5 – kind of halfway to the first level.
I’ve gone back a few times and now I order a 0. Plenty hot for me. The complimentary cabbage soup up there in the photo is a nice touch. It’s a meal in itself. And check out that Thai tea – it came with instructions:
It comes in red or green with a huge puff of whipped cream floating on top. I ordered red, and I was instructed to “gently stir the whipped cream into the tea until it turns pink. ” Unusual, but so good! Gently, creamy sweet.
Well, I don’t know what it is. I don’t even know what’s in it.
But I liked it.
I did “get out and eat!” like the title of this post says. I’m glad I did. Gotta get out and explore the world a little bit, even when you don’t know what you’re eating.