~THIS WEEK FOR T-DAY~This has been an other busy week, but not as busy as last week.....thank goodness. Wednesday night was the first, of Wednesday nights, that our friends and owners of The Shop Cafe, held a Basque style dinner. They are usually open for breakfast and lunch, closing about 1:00 P.M. Since this is a new endeavor, I went for dinner, and friendly support. Doors opened at 6 P.M. and dinner was served at 6:30 P.M.
You might want to get a fresh cup of whatever your drinking before we start........just saying.....
I made sure to get there early so there would be enough light to take some photos.......YES, I remembered my camera......and to use it....LOL!
This building has been a number of different eateries, but Mark has been here the longest, and has served the best food.
The sandwich board out by the road. Tammy......the manager, keeps this updated every morning.
This place is right off the freeway, you can see the cars on the exit. If you take the road (Lerdo Highway) straight over the overpass for about 5 miles.......well, that's where I live.
Mark had the fire lit by the time I got there.
Tammy, the manager....and good friend, being her goofy self.
Inside the family style tables were set up very nicely. It really isn't a very big place.
Large chalkboards listing the menu. I thought the price was a little steep.......until the food came, and came, and came.
Tammy and the kitchen chief
My friends, AKA my DIL's sister Virginia and family. My Hubby was on a truck run, so they invited me to join them.
Maddie showing off the kids menu. Since they are very best friends of Tammy's I doubt they paid that price per kid.
Ken said he would pay for my dinner, if I brought the wine. No brianer there! Virginia is having iced tea.....and there was also water all down the table.
Tammy took a quick break, between coarses , to come sit for a second and visit.........
Then the food started coming.......steaks the size of half a cow......cooked to perfection, out on the fire pit. Ken LOVES his steak!! LOL!
grilled sword fish and rice pilaf ...........oh yummmmm this was the best sword fish I've had in years.
Now, it's not very nice to get one's picture taken with a mouth full of food......but Virginia only said "Let me get a picture of THAT squash," As you can see there was also pasta and fries. ( ended up not eating the fries)......but BEFORE all this arrived, we were served cabbage soup, pinto beans, salsa and bread.....then came the salad, a platter of thick sliced tomatoes with dressing and pickled tong. By now my stomach is about to explode.......but, there was still one more coarse..........
....................Bananas Foster, what a wonderful and sinful thing at the same time! Needless to say I
there was no way I could have eaten that on top of everything else.....but I did take a couple of bites.
As I stated earlier, I thought the price was high, but I also have lunch, with my woman's' group, at a Basque restaurant and pay $20.00 (USD), for lunch, and we get ONE entree.....always chicken, and no pickled tong and not nearly the side dishes we had Wednesday night. So I have to give The Shop Cafe a HIGH FIVE for the best food! Will I go this Wednesday night??? Oh you bet......but there will be a few side dishes I'll have to skip so I can have desert....LOL!
Do YOU have a drink and/or food post? You should come and join us at Altered Book Lover. We love having new people join us for T-day
~THIS WEEKS JOURNAL/DIARY PAGES~
Time for some springtime colors don't you think??
Sticker dates.....made with a date stamp and labels......then some fun with some stamps.
Well, that's a wrap!!!