Today we are meeting friends that moved to the Philly suburbs from Charleston, WV. The designated location is Chef Alan’s American Bistro in Reading. I tried my best to talk everyone into Indian food, but no-go. (I have already found an Indian place in Mystic, on-line, so even if I have to go alone…I will have nan this week!)
Chef Alan’s list two Reading locations on the website, but it looks suspiciously like a chain. Ron is criticizing me as soon as we sit down at the large booth. “Why did you bring me to a place with a palm tree when we are in New England?” he whined. “I want to eat clam chowder.” I explained to him that we were not yet in New England, we were in Pennsylvania and that several places were not open for lunch on Saturdays. Oh yeah, and I asked him to shut up and eat.
Our friends were impresssed by the variety of the menu – salads, sandwiches (inlcuding an impressive array of burgers), pasta, and chicken. They both ordered cobb salads. Large cobb salads.
Posted in 1 Fork, 2 Forks, Dinner, Lunch, Review
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On the way back home from Virginia Beach, Ron & I were bound to get hungry. Yes, we had an engaging audio book, The Monsters of Templeton, but my tummy started growling louder than the reader could tell the story. We began looking for a good place to get off the interstate. Not being in the mood for another Subway sandwich, we stopped in Covington, Virginia near a shopping center. We drove all the way around, narrowing our choices and finally settled on something new: Noodles & Company.
Initially, the menu was a bit overwhelming. So many choices, different sizes, some sort of combination-thing which I wasn’t sure how it worked… We had to let another party go in front of us while we studied further. Ron was about ready to leave, not in the mood for what he was seeing described on the menu boards, but the Asian-inspired dishes already had me hooked, and he could see it in my face when he made the suggestion to do a 180.
Posted in 2 Forks, 3 Forks, Lunch, Review
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