This was an unusual experience. Since when do Southern restaurants have so much noise that you want to gulp down the food and leave as soon as possible. I thought only the big golden arches did that. This is a new era. Always noisy and on the run.
I had the shrimp creole or something like that over grits and sweet corn bread. It was outrageously delicious! The name of the place is a chicken coop (that’s somewhat the real name, but because I don’t endorse or criticize restaurants because I am not a Food Critic, I don’t mention their real name). My mouth is the best food critic you will ever meet, if you ask me. I do not volunteer my opinion, except in this forum, because it is mine to say whatever I want to.
Well…going back to the experience…as soon as we got in the place, the noise was so high that I had my doubts as to stay or go. We decided we will go through the experience. You walk up to a buffet style counter, and you tell the servers what you would like to have and, you get your food, you pay, get your drinks, silverware, napkins and sit wherever you can find a place. That’s the new style en vogue…the more difficult they make it for you…the more people love the place. What gives. No…I did not have sweet tea. Didn’t see any Southern gentlemen either, except the one gentleman with us. I was there to eat, not to get a partner.
My food was great…my system must be in shock going from grazing all the time to all these hundreds of small pieces of ham, tomatoes, lots of spices and a good number of shrimps, maybe farm-raised in Malaysia. What the heck, I was out for the experience, not to have a psychology session with my stomach, trying to explain to this 60+ year-old stomach what was about to happen. So far..so ok.
YOLO…you only live once. Yeah, but I want to live once and for a kind of long time. Need to find out if there is any oxymoron syndrome involved in all of this.
Next time “Take Out” is the name of the game. Maybe once a year. Good idea.
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