It was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, so it had to be good. And let me tell you, this place is a dive! It's in the middle of nowhere-special (sorry, Watauga) in a gas station! You can pass by it a million times and not know that it's there, nonetheless that it's got an amazingly talented chef behind the line!
At first we were disappointed that they don't serve alcohol and that you can't even byob, but when the food came out none of that mattered! We were totally food drunk. It was amazing!
We decided to order a few different appetizers and entrees and then split them all. Let me tell you; that's the way to go! We got to sample all the different dishes, and it made it so much more enjoyable than if we just each had one dish.
Forgive my iPhone pics; I wasn't planning on blogging about this place until I started eating the food! Then I made everyone stop eating so that I could take pictures.
For appetizers we had:
Crab Cake - Delicious! It's one big cake with cream on top. I had never had one like this, and it was fantastic.
Italian Nachos - I was the most skeptical about this one, but it was my favorite thing on the table. SOOO delicious! It's a huge plate, too, so if you don't care about a balanced diet, this plate could be an entree.
For entrees we had:
Blackened Stuffed Chicken - Whoa! Awesome! It's so fattening, but it was worth every bite!
|Blackened Stuffed Chicken|
Pasta Con Gambereto Di Mare - I asked the waitress for something on the lighter side, and this was what she recommended. I liked it a lot, but it was not the best thing on the table (hard to compete with cream sauce and deep-fried). It's great if you want something not too unhealthy.
|Pasta Con Gambereto Di Mare|
Monte Cristo Sandwich - This wasn't my favorite thing, but it was pretty good. It was very...what's the word...fried.
|Monte Cristo Sandwich|
For dessert we had:
Famous Bread Pudding - Watch the video from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on their website about how they make this. I could have eaten a whole pan of it. It was amazing!!!
There are healthy menu options, as well. I hear the Grilled Salmon is amazing! But this was my splurge night, so I enjoyed the full fat options. :) Plus, we weren't drinking, so we could afford the calories. Hehe.
This place was amazing. I couldn't believe that this amazing food didn't have a proper restaurant yet (they're working on it). GO THERE TODAY!!! You won't regret it.