This week, Andrea asked about our two favorite restaurants, and instead of chains I wanted to pick a couple of local places that I really love.
My first is a place called Flamingo Row. It started as a bakery, then moved to a bigger place and added a restaurant, and then moved again to their very own building. It's a bit of a trek to get over there for me, but it is totally worth the drive! They have island-inspired food, and the best homemade bread. My very favorite dish there is the Bamboo Stick. It's bread stuffed with carmelized onions and cheese, with marinara and garlic buter dipping sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
The second is BG's Olde Tyme Deli. This place and I go back to when I was little, maybe four or five. Going there was a treat for when I had been good at the doctor or during my short-lived stint in gymnastics. I can clearly remember watching Footloose (the original) there on the in-house TVs (they were probably one of the first places I remember having TV, now almost everyone does). They still play great movies there and it makes me smile. My favorite dish there are the potato skins. I've never had any quite the way they do theirs! Oh, the cheese!
I like chains just as much as the next girl, but there's something special about making the trip to a one-of-a-kind restaurant!