Wednesday April 23 cont.
Johnny and I arrived at Hoover's about five minutes early. While I was taking some outside pictures of the place, ChiTownDiner
pulled up in a vehicle just slightly smaller than a school bus. I figured out later than this was to carry all the kolaches him and his crew planned on buying in the next few days!
We had such a great time talking with CTD
, that the waitress must have come over around four times to take our order without us being ready. Anyway, I have already posted CTD's food pics in this thread here. http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27061
Johnny went for the barbecued chicken, with sides of carrots and cabbage
and I went for the four veggie plate, including mac & cheese, squash, green beans and black eyed peas. CTD
ordered the chicken fried steak, with sides of fried okra and jalapeno creamed spinach. Plus, a Cajun Ham Po' Boy, with another side of mac & cheese. Hard to believe all this food was for only three people!
One of the great things about eating with people as unselfish as my cousin and ChiTownDiner
is being able to try so many different dishes. And we all got to try everything! The standouts for me were the chicken fried steak, the spinach and the green beans. But truthfully, everything was good.
To drink, Hoover's
serves their lemonade in pitchers. No glass, just a straw! This is delicious lemonade, too.
Somehow, we managed to have room for dessert. Serving five different types of cobbler, we each decided to get one. Johnny is a huge mango fan and that was one of the choices. But, the waitress talked him out of it, since she said it wasn't as good as the others. Here is what we ended up with.....
one peach, one blackberry and one cherry, with everyone sharing. Not satisfied, CTD
also ordered us a piece of sweet potato pie.
Great food, great company, what a memorable meal! http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=506&RefID=506 ChiTownDiner
had noticed a frozen custard stand near his hotel, so we decided to further abuse our bodies there. Here is CTD and my cousin chatting outside Sandy's.
The custard wasn't very good, but after all of that great food, how could we complain.
Johnny and I retreated to our hotel for the night, so that we could get off to an early start the next day.
Much more to come.....