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There was no one asking us to find their shoes, no one tattling on their sibling, and no one complaining about being tired/hungry/bored/annoyed, etc. It was just two adults, out having a nice time, having "grown up conversation" (I know I'm not the only one who needs to practice this once in a while!).
Going out without kids is the perfect time to explore and try a new restaurant. Restaurant.com is a great way to do this, because all you have to do is enter your area and they will find restaurants near you, giving you a discount in the process. This time, I found Daisy's Soul Food & Buffet. Being a southern girl at heart, this sounded great!
One thing I really like about Restaurant.com is that it gives you a preview of the menu. I always like to know what foods are going to be available before I go to a new place, just to make sure there will be something I will like. It's also great for those on special diets or if you just want to check out the prices!
The food sounded so good, we decided to have lunch and dessert! I had the Country Fried Steak, while my sister had the Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes. Both meals were delicious, though she was a little disappointed that her chicken pieces were a bit small. For dessert, I had the pound cake and she had the apple crumble. Both were very good.
There were a few things about the restaurant that were less than great. One was that, while 'Buffet' is in the title, there is no buffet. I asked our waitress about this and she informed me that the restaurant is so new, that they haven't had time to get that portion up yet (they are also waiting on a liquor license). We felt that while it was a bit misleading, the food they did have was excellent.
Another thing that wasn't so great is that, when we arrived (right in the middle of the lunch rush), we were told that they had already run out of collard greens and macaroni and cheese. We also got the last two desserts, so I am wondering what they had left to serve to the people who arrived after us.
I heard somewhere once that you can tell how a restaurant keeps its kitchen by how clean their bathrooms are, so I checked it out. The bathrooms were not only nice looking, but also very clean, which is something I'm sure we can all appreciate! It gives me confidence that if they are clean in that small area, they are also very careful with their food preparations.
The decor in Daisy's was interesting. It seemed like a mix of 'The Duke's of Hazard', with car doors and ornaments on the wall, mixed with a mens hunting lodge, with stuffed animal heads everywhere. There was even a sign on a barrel instructing us "Do not hump." I don't know what that was about!
All in all, I was glad that we tried Daisy's. The food was great and we had a good time relaxing and talking. At the end of our meal, when I presented the Restaurant.com certificate, it was very easy to use; the waitress took the amount of the certificate off of our meal, we paid for the rest and we were good to go!
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