Standard Diner

Tonight we had dinner at the Standard Diner in Albuquerque, NM as seen on Diners, Dive-ins and Dives.  Once again we were not disappointed.  On the Triple D, one of the platters Guy tried was the Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf, and that’s what I decided to try.  I never have had such a large piece of meat loaf in my life!  And wrapped in bacon, what could be better???!!!  My hubby decided on the Short Rib Grilled cheese with onion jam, Provolone, cheddar, and sourdough and a side of sweet potato fries.  As you can see from the photos the portions are big, so go hungry!

Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

Tonight we had dinner at Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill in Flagstaff, Arizona which was seen on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. They are very friendly there, they explain the menu and they have a salsa bar with unlimited nacho chips. I told them that I had seen them on the triple D and they were quick to show us what Guy tried on the menu, one of which I tried.
I had the Maui Tacos — Spicy avocado, sweet onion, and grilled pineapple. Served in flour tortillas with rice and beans. This was just spicy enough for me, did make my lips a little numb but had good flavor and the plate was filled I couldn’t finish it all. My hubby got one of their specials a mild pork platter with a peach mango habanero sauce served with black beans and rice. My hubby doesn’t like heat so I’m always worried when he’s told something’s mild and for him it’s not. Well this was truly mild and the plate was filled to the brim and he couldn’t finish his platter either! So do give them a try and do go hungry!

Grampa’s Bakery & Restaurant

Grampa’s Bakery & Restaurant
As seen on Diners, Dives & Drive Inns. Today we had the chance to go visit this, I guess I’d classify it as a diner. As always, we were not disappointed. I do remember seeing this episode on the Triple D and knew I was going to order the Lamb Shank my hubby ordered the Chicken Melt. They give you very generous portions and the food was phenomenal! Of course on the way out, even though I was not hungry, we did look around in the bakery and I brought back a Napoleon, which I had later and it was very good and also a generous portion. So, if your in the Ft Lauderdale area and hungry stop by Grampa’s and give them a try.

Southern Soul Barbeque, St. Simon Island, GA

Today we ate a late lunch at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simon Island, Georgia. This place has been featured on Diners, Dives & Drives-ins and on the Best Thing I Ever Ate –  barbeque by Alton Brown, who is a regular at this place.

They have the menu items stared that were featured on the triple D, so my hubby ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich (reached on the triple D), they will put slaw on it if you ask, which my hubby loves that way, and he ordered the hand cut fries. He was really pleased with his selection and ate every drop. I ordered the 1/2 slab of ribs (which was also featured on the triple D) and it came with 2 sides which I ordered the collard greens and the black eyed peas with rice. I might be a northern girl but I do love collard greens and black eyed peas! My platter was delicious but I couldn’t quite finish it all. No room for dessert today. As always, the Food Network didn’t let us down. So if your looking for good BBQ and a day or two down by the Georgia shore, check out St. Simon Island.

Vin Rouge Bistro in Durham, NC

Well here we are in North Carolina, Durham NC to be exact. While charting out our driving directions I went on the Food Network page to see what eateries would be along our way, then trying to figure out when my hubby would be wanting to stop, would he be wanting to stop for lunch, or a late lunch or for dinner. So I always try to have several choice along the way just in case. Today since we had breakfast with friends, dinner it was going to be.

So today we stopped here at the Vin Rouge Bistro in Durham as seen on the Food Networks The Best Thing I Ever Ate featuring their Gratin de Macaroni. Which is a luscious rich baked macaroni with bacon and gruyere cheese. My hubby ordered it, he loved it.

I ordered the Salade Niçoise which was rare Yellowfin tuna, haricots verts (green beans),
hard boiled egg, tomato, olives, potato, mixed greens, Dijon vinaigrette – anchovies upon request. I did not order the anchovies. The salad was fabulous, I ate every drop.

Next we weren’t sure if we were going to get dessert, but I did want to see the dessert menu. So our waitress brought out the dessert menu and told us about there dessert specials, one of which was a chocolate mousse, hand. Made with specialty chocolate. My hubby had to have it! Yeah, he’s a chocoholic!  Now before they bring this wonderful chocolate mousse out to you, they bring you an empty bowl and set it in front of you and leave you thinking what’s next.  Well next they come back with a large soufflé bowl filled with this chocolate mousse and scoop it out into your empty bowl right at your table!

I took a look at the menu and saw Creme Brûlée, and couldn’t get any further. Even though I am dairy free, I will cheat for a good Creme brûlée. This was the BEST Creme Brûlée I have ever had EVER! The Creme was the lightest, creamiest, taste of heaven on a spoon.

Did I mention this was our first time ever to go to a French restaurant? Well it was, and we were not disappointed and you won’t be either. If your ever near Durham NC you have to look this place up and go. They are only open for dinner so check their website out for their address, hours and menus.

The Ice Cream Store

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The Ice Cream Store, a set on Flickr. Click on the photos to see them larger.

On Monday we took a day trip down to Lewes & Rehobeth, DE There’s allot to see and do there, so if your ever looking for a place to go, this is a very nice area.
If you remember a couple weeks ago we took our youngest grandson Tyler to Rehoboth Beach on the Cape May Lewes Ferry, and we took him to The Ice Cream Store. Well, we had to go back, they have so many flavors there, so we tried a bunch of flavors and you won’t believe this, we ended up getting the same thing we got last time!

Now don’t get me wrong when I say this, their ice cream is amazing, but, we shouldn’t have gotten the same thing we got last time. It didn’t taste as good.  Always stop when your ahead., get something different. We will go back and next time we will get something different, I already know what I’m getting, I’m getting the Mango!

As I told you in my previous blog on the Ice Cream Store, we found them on the Food Network page also.

Kilwins Fudge

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Kilwins Fudge, a set on Flickr. Click on the photos to see them larger.

On Monday we took a day trip down to Lewes & Rehobeth, DE There’s allot to see and do there, so if your ever looking for a place to go, this is a very nice area.
Well, down at Rehobeth Beach, DE there’s a place called Kilwins, they are a franchise so there’s a few around, but for us, this was our first! and all I can say is WOW!
We’ve had fudge before, good fudge, but now, we’ve had better than good fudge, its simply wonderful!
Pictured here is the Coconut Fudge and the Kilwins Mud Fudge. They are simply to die for!
So, if you’ve never been to Kilwins, find one and go!