Thursday, December 31, 2009

Barnside Diner

The BF and I went there late last night to try it out. Its a 24 hr diner right off Little River Turnpike not far from Landmark Mall. Its a simple diner complete with your choice of booth or counter. There were plenty of people eating there at 10pm on a Wed night. I ordered a bacon and cheese omelet (adding mushroom and tomato). I got toast and hash browns as my sides. The hash browns were cooked perfectly, the toast was cooked just the way I like it (very lightly toasted). My omelet left something to be desired. The mushrooms were out of a can, and the tomatoes weren't cooked very long. They also just kinda added them on top of the already cooked omelet and then they flipped that over on my plate. The omelet formed like a dome over top the mushrooms and tomatoes. It was disappointing given how tasty the other parts of my meal were. The BF loved his breakfast. He had flapjacks, 1 egg (scrambled) and bacon. He agreed about the toast being perfect.

Overall I am sure we will go back many times since it is very close to the house. I just have to shop around on their menu a little more to find the perfect meals.

Flapjacks, 1 egg, bacon, 1 omelet (added tomato and mushroom), hash browns and toast = ~$19
Not bad for a 24 hour diner

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rhodeside Grill

Location: Rhodeside Grill
Date: Dec 27, 2009

So me and the BF have decided Sunday nights are now date nights, since we doesn't have enough break to hang out at home. So we are now going to drive around his office and find new restaurants to try out. So Sunday we had our first adventure. We were driving down Wilson Blvd and it was the first place we saw (well probably not the first but it was the first one that stood out). So we decided to give it a try. One plus, they have parking and I don't mean parallel parking on Wilson! The place was empty. All the TVs were showing football (well one switched to a dog show and then poker). We ordered blue chips for an appetizer. They were homemade potato chips with bacon and a little bit of ranch dressing on it, and then sprinkled on top was lot of feta cheese. The chips were awesome with the feta on them. We then split their crab cake plate. It was 2 crab cakes with waffle french fries and some coleslaw. The coleslaw was really good. It wasn't too mayonnaisey. Waffle fries always win me over. The crab cakes were very meaty with very little filler. I wasn't sure why it was served with tarter sauce. I was expecting horseradish sauce. The BF debated for awhile but did decide on a deep fried twinkie for dessert. I had one a few years at the Memphis City fair. AWFUL! It is WAY WAY WAY too sweet for me. There is such a thing as too much sugar in one dish and that is it. The BF did love it though. I just ate the ice cream.

Our waitress was nice and even told us ahead of time that the food might take awhile due to a large party ordering right before us.

All in all I approve of this place.
1 beer, 1 soda, 1 chips appetizer, 1 crab cake dinner, 1 dessert = ~$45 for 2 people

My first post

Welcome everyone to my blog! I am going to write about every place I go out to eat here in the DC area, and also post the recipes of what I have cooked at home. I am hoping to just be able to express what I did/did not like about restaurants and also maybe get feedback on my recipes. Feel free to leave comments.